free pick Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees 8-7-10

August 7, 2010


The Boston Red Sox will be trying to extend a winning streak on Saturday when they take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Righthander John Lackey will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Lackey is 10-6 this season with a 4.48 ERA.

Starting this game for the Yankees will be ace CC Sabathia. The lefthander has a 3.19 ERA to go along with a 13-5 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 220-moneyline favorites versus the Red Sox, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Ryan Kalish hit a two-run homer in helping the Red Sox double the Yankees 6-3 in Friday’s opener, as +140 underdogs. That game’s nine runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (9) set by sportsbooks.

Clay Buchholz scattered nine hits and three runs over 7 1-3 innings for the win, while Jonathan Papelbon earned his 27th save with a scoreless ninth.

Javier Vazquez allowed six hits and six runs over 5 1-3 innings in the Yankees loss.

Current streak:
Boston has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 63-47 SU
New York: 67-41 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

New York most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Boston is 5-14 SU in their last 19 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games when playing Boston
NY Yankees are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Boston
NY Yankees are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Yankees’s last 15 games at home

Next up:
NY Yankees home to Boston, Sunday, August 8

FREE PICK: Yankees  -1.5  Runs  -110

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