If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees meet at Yankee Stadium.
Righthander Clay Buchholz will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Buchholz is 7-0 this season with a 1.73 ERA.
Meanwhile, it’ll be Hiroki Kuroda who starts for the Yankees. Righthander Kuroda is 6-3 with a 2.39 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 112-moneyline favorites versus the Red Sox, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 11-1 winner as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +106 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Boston: 34-23 SU
New York: 31-24 SU
Boston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
New York most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games when playing Boston
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Boston
Boston home to Texas, Tuesday, June 4
NY Yankees home to Cleveland, Monday, June 3
Who are your betting on?