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Surging Yankees Aim for Series Sweep Over Archrival Red Sox

Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees reacts with Brett Gardner #11 after hitting a two run home run during the eighth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on May 9, 2018 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.

The Boston Red Sox were the red-hot team in the American League East in the early stages of the MLB season, but that title belongs to the New York Yankees now. Winners of 17 of their last 18, the Bronx Bombers can complete a three-game sweep of the BoSox in the series finale on Thursday. The Red Sox have been money when closing out a series, as Boston is 10-1 SU in its past 11 in that spot.

MyBookie opened the Red Sox as +113 road underdogs with a total of 9.

  • The total has gone OVER in six of the Red Sox’ last seven games with Eduardo Rodriguez as the starting pitcher.
  • The Red Sox are 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS in their last four games on the road against the Yankees.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Red Sox’ last seven games on the road against the Yankees.

Eduardo Rodriguez and CC Sabathia will get the start for the Red Sox and Yankees, respectively. Rodriguez (3-0, 5.29 ERA) posted three straight quality starts in the middle of April but has been tagged for five runs in each of his last two outings. The hurler struck out 10 in six innings but served up three home runs in his last start against Texas on Saturday. Boston is 6-0 SU in Rodriguez’s starts this year.

Sabathia (2-0, 1.39) has been lights-out since coming off the disabled list in late April, as the veteran is 2-0 with a 0.39 ERA in four starts in that span. The left-hander, who owns a 17-13 all-time record vs the BoSox with a 4.12 ERA, has had the upper hand against Hanley Ramirez (2-for-22), Xander Bogaerts (4-for-28) and Andrew Benintendi (2-for-11).

When New York faces left-handers, low-scoring affairs are the story. In the Yankees’ past five contests vs lefties, they’re 5-0 SU.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, New York sat as a -134 favorite earlier in the day at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER total was set at 9, according to MyBookie.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.5-3.1 victory for the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Yankees sport a record of 26-10 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 25-11 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Yankees and the No. 6-rated Red Sox in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle of the New York Yankees and their No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 5.81 runs per nine innings, and the No. 2 lineup of the Boston Red Sox at 5.56 runs per outing.

New York owns the No. 5 defense, allowing 3.50 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's No. 9-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 9-6 on Wednesday behind a start from Masahiro Tanaka at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Boston is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Boston is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
  • New York is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games
  • New York is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Toronto, Friday, May 11
New York home to Oakland, Friday, May 11