Zerillo’s Yankees-Red Sox Betting Guide: Rick Porcello and Masahiro Tanaka Tangle Again in Boston


Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches at Fenway Park.

Sep 08, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Betting Odds: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

Probable starters: Masahiro Tanaka (10-8, 4.42 ERA) vs. Rick Porcello (12-11, 4.64 ERA)

  • Yankees odds:  -120
  • Red Sox odds: +100
  • Over/Under:  11
  • First pitch: 8:05 p.m. ET on ESPN

Odds above as of 2:00 p.m. ET and via PointsBet

The Yankees (93-50) and Red Sox (76-66) have split the first two games of their current series – and the Yankees have been a slight favorite in all three games this weekend.

They lost 6-1 as a -125 favorite on Friday, won 5-1 as a -118 favorite on Saturday and opened as a -135 favorite for Sunday before being bet down to their current number.

With James Paxton going against Eduardo Rodriguez to close out the series on Monday,  they’re sure to be a favorite in that game too.

The Yankees have a 12-5 record head-to-head against their biggest rival this season, outscoring the Red Sox 110-99. If the Yankees can win the final two games of the season series, they can all but put an end to the Red Sox championship reign – as Boston continues to fall off of the playoff pace.

Who has the edge in what looks to be the penultimate Yankees-Red Sox matchup in 2019?

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