MLB Matchups  >>  Boston Red Sox vs. NY Yankees Yankees Preview 04/04/2013

 
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The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will meet on the field at Yankee Stadium on Thursday in a battle of division rivals.

Righthander Ryan Dempster will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Dempster is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

Dempster's opponent in this one will be Andy Pettitte. The Yankees lefthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Red Sox, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 7-4 winner as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +109 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Boston has won 2 straight games.
New York has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Boston: 2-0 SU
New York: 0-2 SU
BOSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

NEW YORK MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
NY Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 6 games

NEXT UP:
Boston at Toronto, Friday, April 5
NY Yankees at Detroit, Friday, April 5