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MLB Betting: Yankees vs. Red Sox

The Red Sox and Yankees close out a three-game set at Yankee Stadium tonight, adding another chapter to their storied rivalry.

Jon Lester (4-1, 2.96) is scheduled to start for the Red Sox tonight, while Freddy Garica (2-2, 2.61) will get the ball for New York. Lester is coming off a no decision against Toronto in which he allowed five runs on seven hits in 5 1-3 innings. Garcia allowed only one run on six hits in six innings in a win over Kansas City in his last outing.

View Boston vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 110 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Yankees, most recently No. 5 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Red Sox, who rate an American League No. 9 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 1 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.5 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 (8.9 hits on average).

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the American League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

In their last action, Boston was a 6-0 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Boston at +131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Boston threw a shutout at New York in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Josh Beckett to defeat New York 6-0 on Saturday.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Red Sox at Yankees trends to consider:
Boston is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
Boston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
NY Yankees are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games

Next up:
Boston home to Baltimore, Monday, May 16
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay, Monday, May 16