AL East Preview: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

by Dirty on September 1, 2011

Boston Red Sox Betting The fans at Fenway Park will be treated to a game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox when they take their seats on Thursday.

The Yankees will give the ball to starter AJ Burnett in this one. Righthander Burnett is 9-11 this season with a 5.31 ERA.

Burnett’s opponent in this one will be Jon Lester. The Red Sox lefthander has a 3.09 ERA to go along with a 14-6 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 210-moneyline favorites versus the Yankees, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

Last time out for New York, they were a 9-5 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -169 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
New York: 81-53 SU
Boston: 83-52 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Boston are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 10-0
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 15 of NY Yankees’s last 20 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees’s last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
NY Yankees are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing NY Yankees
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Boston’s last 20 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Boston is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees home to Toronto, Friday, September 2
Boston home to Texas, Friday, September 2

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