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Boston Red Sox Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the New York Yankees

The Boston Red Sox look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the New York Yankees arrive at Fenway Park on Wednesday.

Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the New York Yankees on Wednesday; he's 10-6 on the season. The Boston Red Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Henry Owens, who will be looking to improve on his 2-1 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Red Sox were listed as 135 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.1-5.8 win for the Red Sox on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 61-70 heading into this matchup, while the New York Yankees sit at 73-58 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs New York injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boston Red Sox rated this week at No. 4 and the New York Yankees sitting at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Boston Red Sox No. 4-rated offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a New York Yankees defense that ranks No. 17 at 4.24 in runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have averaged 9.17 hits per game so far, more than New York Yankees batters have averaged on the year (8.78 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.16 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Yankees struck out early and often against R Porcello in their last game, but still managed to come out ahead on the scoreboard, striking out 13 times in a 3-1 win over Boston on Tuesday at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 8 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Boston's last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Boston's last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Tampa Bay, Friday, September 4th
Boston home to Philadelphia, Friday, September 4th