Sunday, August 23, 2009

Yankees vs. Red Sox Betting Preview

The countdown to college football betting is underway as week 1 football lines college have been posted.

But sports bettors know there is plenty of money to be made today and it's the NY Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox on ESPN. It's a battle of aces, C.C. Sabathia for the Yankees and Josh Beckett for Boston. The BoSox Beckett is -121 with a sportsbook total of 8.5.   

Both teams are red hot as the Yankees have won 15-of-19. In fact, they are 26-9 since the All-Star break.

Boston has won 4-of-5. New York has won four straight and 6-of-7 with Sabathia on the hill. Over his last three starts his numbers are a staggering .634 WHIP with a 1.14 ERA.

Josh Beckett has an 8-0 personal record at home and a 10-1 team mark. His home WHIP in 11 starts is a spectacular .978. Boston has won 4-of-5 starts with him and they are 18-6 this season when he's on the hill.

The season series has been streakier than a 1970s toga party. Boston won the first eight, the Yanks the next five, before Boston snapped that streak last night with a win. The home team is 8-1 the last nine. The Yankees have lost 7-of-9 to Josh Beckett.

Boston is hitting .296 in their last seven with an OBP of .364. In the same span, it's .302 and .350 for the Yankees.

New York has won eight straight as an underdog and they are 24-7 their last 31 to right-handed starters. They are a stunning 41-15 against a team that allows two runs or less their last game.

Boston has lost 5-of-6 against an opponent with a winning percentage of .600 or greater. 

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