MLB Preview: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

by Dirty on April 8, 2011

Boston Red Sox Betting The division rival New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Fenway Park.

Righthander Philip Hughes will take the mound for the Yankees to start this game. Hughes is 0-1 this season with a 11.25 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be John Lackey who starts for the Red Sox. Righthander Lackey is 0-1 with a 22.07 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 134-moneyline favorites versus the Yankees, while the game’s total is sitting at 10.

In their last action, New York was a 4-3 winner at home against the Twins. Bettors on New York at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Boston was a 1-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Indians. They lost as -175 favorites, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Boston has lost 6 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 4-2 SU
Boston: 0-6 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 10-0
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees’s last 10 games
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games at home
Boston is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
Boston home to NY Yankees, Saturday, April 9

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