The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees begin a very important four-game series on Friday at Yankee Stadium. It is a critical baseball betting series for Boston since they must find a way to at least split this series in New York. The Red Sox are chasing both the Yankees and Rays in the American League East and to make the playoffs they will have to catch one of them.
SBG Global current line: Yankees – 150, Total 9 Flat.
The Red Sox will be sending Clay Buchholz to the mound on Friday. He is 11-5 with a 2.59 ERA. He pitched very well last time out against Detroit as he went eight innings and gave up just two runs on three hits. He is 1-1 in his last three starts with a 3.32 ERA. The problem for Buchholz is that in his career he is 0-2 against the Yankees with a 6.53 ERA.
The Yankees will go with Javier Vasquez on Friday night. He is 9-7 on the baseball betting season with a 4.61 ERA. He has a 3.50 ERA in his last 10 starts and in his last three starts he is 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA. He has not pitched that well against Boston in his career going 3-7 with a 4.21 ERA.
Boston has been playing pretty well on the road lately. They are 5-2 in their last 7 road games. They are just 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. the American League East. The Red Sox are 11-2 in Buchholz’s last 13 road starts. The Red Sox are 0-4 in Buchholz’s last 4 starts vs. the Yankees. And Boston has really struggled in New York recently as the Red Sox are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in New York.
The Yankees are 49-16 in their last 65 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Yankees are 4-1 in Vazquez’s last 5 starts. The Yankees are 13-6 in Vazquez’s last 19 home starts.
Looking at the MLB total, the Over is 5-2 in the Red Sox last 7 overall. The Over is 4-1 in Buchholz’s last 5 road starts. The Over is 11-2-1 in the Yankees last 14 home games. The Over is 18-7-3 in the Yankees last 28 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.