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AL East lead up for grabs when Red Sox and Yankees clash

Red Sox vs Yankees Betting Odds May 9

After being edged 3-2 last night by their hated rival, the Boston Red Sox are now tied with the New York Yankees in the AL East standings. The Red Sox will send Rick Porcello to the mound in tonight’s tilt while the Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka. The Yanks are 7-2 SU in their last nine games with Tanaka on the bump and opened as a -167 fave to take the AL East lead.

  • The visiting team is 1-5 SU in the last six games in this matchup.
  • The Yankees are 10-0 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Red Sox’ last six games on the road vs the Yankees.

Historically, Tanaka has been excellent at Yankee Stadium (30-14 SU, 3.35 ERA, 1.02 WHIP) but this season at home, he’s been awful with a 4.50 ERA, including two losses in April where he allowed 13 hits and eight earned runs. However, he may only need to contain the Red Sox offense as New York is mashing the ball, outscoring opponents 101-39 in its last 17 games and going 16-1 SU in those contests. With a 4.04 career ERA vs the Sox, it should not shock bettors to see Tanaka allow some runs. He yielded six runs on seven hits in five innings during a 10-7 victory vs Boston on April 10.

On the flip side, Rick Porcello has been outstanding in a rebound season after winning the Cy Young in 2016. Porcello is 5-0 with a 2.14 ERA this season and the last time he faced the Yankees, he was lights-out, allowing only two hits over seven scoreless innings. While he has regained his form, Porcello’s history vs the Yanks in the Bronx is not as spectacular as he is 1-4 SU with a 5.17 ERA and 22 earned runs in six starts. If bettors think he will buck this trend of ugly starts in the Big Apple, they’ll be happy to know that the Red Sox are 7-1 SU in the last eight games when Porcello takes the mound.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the New York Yankees in this one found them listed on the oddsboard as moneyline favorites of -171 at BetOnline for Wednesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.5-3.5 win for the Red Sox on Wednesday. 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

New York (25-10) will face the 25-10 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Yankees and the No. 6-ranked Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the New York Yankees' No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.71 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.54 runs per game. The Yankees have averaged 8.43 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (9.57 per nine innings).

New York owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 3.43 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's No. 7-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox hope to make more contact than they did in their start against Luis Severino, who struck out 11 batters in a 3-2 loss on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • New York is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 9 games
  • New York is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home

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Boston at New York, Thursday, May 10