Nova and Lester Take the Mound Tonight as MLB Ends it’s First Half with Yankees and Red Sox on ESPN

by Dirty on July 8, 2012

Betting on Red Sox Baseball



The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Fenway Park.

Righthander Ivan Nova will take the mound for the Yankees to start this game. Nova is 9-3 this season with a 4.05 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Jon Lester who starts for the Red Sox. Lefthander Lester is 5-5 with a 4.33 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 119-moneyline favorites versus the Yankees, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

In their last action, New York was a 9-5 loser on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at -108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
New York: 51-33 SU
Boston: 43-42 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Boston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Boston
NY Yankees are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games on the road
NY Yankees are 17-8 SU in their last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Boston’s last 25 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
NY Yankees home to LA Angels, Friday, July 13
Boston at Tampa Bay, Friday, July 13

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