The New York Yankees (73-72) will put their three-game win streak to the test when they visit the Boston Red Sox (73-72) Thursday at 1:35 PM ET on MLB Network. Sportsbooks consider the Red Sox to be -115 favorites, while the Yankees are -105 underdogs to keep their streak alive.
Boston’s Tanner Houck and New York’s Michael King have been named the starters for this contest.
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Red Sox and Yankees Betting Trends
The Red Sox have gone 35-34 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 50.7% of those games).
Boston has gone 33-30 (winning 52.4% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -115 or shorter.
The Yankees have entered the game as underdogs 56 times this season and won 25, or 44.6%, of those games.
New York has a record of 21-27, a 43.8% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of -105 or more by oddsmakers this season.
In the 144 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Red Sox, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 78 times (78-64-2).
The Yankees’ games have gone over the total in 65 of their 144 chances.
Red Sox Stats & Insights
The Red Sox have the No. 8 offense in baseball scoring five runs per game (721 total runs).
Boston ranks 15th in MLB with 171 total home runs.
The Red Sox have the third-best batting average in the majors (.263).
Boston strikes out 8.3 times per game to rank 11th in MLB.
The pitching staff for the Red Sox has a collective 8.9 K/9, which ranks 13th in MLB.
Boston’s 4.59 team ERA ranks 21st among all MLB pitching staffs.
Yankees Stats & Insights
The Yankees have scored 609 runs (4.2 per game) this season, which ranks 24th in MLB.
New York has hit 203 homers this season, which ranks seventh in the majors.
The Yankees have a team batting average of just .225 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.
New York ranks 15th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.7 Ks per contest.
The Yankees strike out nine batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 11th in MLB.
New York has the ninth-best ERA (3.97) in the majors this season.
Red Sox Key Players to Watch
Houck (4-9) gets the starting nod for the Red Sox in his 18th start of the season. He’s put together a 5.28 ERA in 87 2/3 innings pitched, with 80 strikeouts.
Rafael Devers is batting .269 this season with a team-high 30 home runs and 94 RBI.
Justin Turner leads Boston in runs batted in with 94 while batting .283 with 23 homers.
Masataka Yoshida is batting .291 to lead Boston, while adding 15 homers and 68 runs batted in this season.
Alex Verdugo has 138 hits and an OBP of .335 to go with a slugging percentage of .443 this season.
Yankees Key Players to Watch
The Yankees will hand the ball to King (4-5) for his sixth start of the season.
Gleyber Torres leads the Yankees with 65 runs batted in while racking up a team-high batting average of .271.
Aaron Judge has put his power on display as he paces his team with 31 home runs.
Anthony Volpe is batting .210 with 18 doubles, four triples, 20 home runs and 49 walks.
DJ LeMahieu is batting .238 with 20 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 51 walks.
Red Sox and Yankees Injuries
Red Sox: James Paxton: 15 Day IL (Knee), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Hip), Corey Kluber: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Kaleb Ort: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jarren Duran: 60 Day IL (Toe), Zack Kelly: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee), Kenley Jansen: 7 Day IL (Covid-19)
Yankees: Billy McKinney: 10 Day IL (Back), Jasson Domínguez: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Severino: 15 Day IL (Side), Keynan Middleton: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Albert Abreu: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Ian Hamilton: 15 Day IL (Groin), Jonathan Loaisiga: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Nestor Cortes Jr.: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Weber: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Anthony Rizzo: 60 Day IL (Concussion), Jose Trevino: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Lou Trivino: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow)