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.
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?