We think of the Red Sox as a group of powerful sluggers but this offseason they opted to focus more on run prevention than on run production. This Wednesday divisional bragging rights will be on the betting line when the teams meet at Fenway Park.
John Lackey will toe the Fenway Park rubber for the first time in a Boston uniform Wednesday night as the Red Sox conclude their season-opening series with the reigning World Series champion Yankees. Righthander Lackey is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this MLB betting season. Lackey has had mixed results against the Yankees. Including the postseason, he’s 5-8 with a 4.26 ERA in 21 appearances — 20 starts — versus New York.
For the Yankees it will be Lefthander Andy Pettitte who will start the game and Pettitte is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA. Pettitte, whose 192 wins as a Yankee rank third behind Whitey Ford (236) and Red Ruffing (231) in the franchises storied history is 20-9 with a 3.74 ERA in 39 career appearances against Boston, including playoff MLB betting matchups.
In this 2010 opening series the Yankees and the Red Sox are both 1-1 with Red Sox winning the first game 9-7 and the Yankees winning the second game 6-4.
Some facts to consider:
The Score has gone OVER in 5 of Yankees’s last 5 matches
The Score has gone OVER in 5 of Yankees’s last 5 matches on the road
The Score has gone OVER in 5 of Yankees’s last 5 matches when playing on the road against Red Sox
Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches when playing Red Sox
The Score has gone OVER in 5 of Red Sox last 5 matches at home
The Score has gone OVER in 5 of Red Sox last 5 matches when playing at home against Yankees
The Score has gone OVER in 6 of Red Sox last 8 matches when playing Yankees
Red Sox are 9-3 SU in last 12 matches when playing at home against the Yankees
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay, Friday, April 9
Boston at Kansas City, Friday, April 9