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MLB Odds: Red Sox vs. Yankees

Baseball's biggest rivals clash at Yankee Stadium tonight as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox kickoff a three-game series in the Bronx.

Clay Buchholz (3-3, 4.19) will get the start for Boston tonight and Bartolo Colon (2-1, 3.86) will go for New York. Buchholz pitched five shutout innings in a win over Minnesota in his last start. Colon is coming off a no decision against Texas in which he allowed five runs on nine hits in 4 1-3 innings.

View Boston vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-135 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yankees rated this week at No. 5 and the Red Sox sitting at No. 9.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 1 ranked American League offense (5.2 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Yankees have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Boston brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees' league No. 6-ranked defense.

Boston lost its last outing, a 9-3 result against the Blue Jays on May 11. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Blue Jays, who beat them 9-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Jesse Litsch at Rogers Centre.

The Yankees were a 11-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +183 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 11-5 to Kansas City on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Boston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 5-11 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 10 games at home
NY Yankees are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Boston
NY Yankees are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games

Next up:
Boston at NY Yankees, Saturday, May 14