Lester and the Red Sox favored in Baseball Wagering vs. N.Y.

Baseball wagering favors Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox as they host the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

This is the second game of the series in MLB wagering between the two teams as they opened up the 2010 Major League Baseball season on Sunday night.

Baseball wagering odds are going to favor Lester a lot this season. Even though Josh Beckett got the Opening Day start, Lester is the star of the Boston pitching staff.  Lester started slowly last season but in his last 22 starts he was a spectacular 12-3 with a 2.31 ERA.  He was named Red Sox Pitcher of the Year for the 2nd straight year. He was among the American League leaders in strikeouts per 9 innings (2nd, 9.96), strikeouts (3rd, 225), ERA (5th, 3.41), complete games (T-9th, 2) and wins (T-10th, 15). He led all Major League lefties in strikeouts. He was 1-1 with 4.43 ERA in four starts last season against the Yankees. In eight career starts vs. New York, Lester is 3-1 with a 3.88 ERA. He is almost unbeatable at home as he is 23-5 with a 3.16 ERA in his career.  He went 1-2 with a 3.12 ERA this spring and led the team in innings and starts. He had a 0.69 ERA in his last 2 spring starts. Boston was 56-25 last season at home in baseball wagering.  The Red Sox were third last season in the league in runs scored but only 15th in ERA.

The Yankees are going with A.J. Burnett on Tuesday.  He was 13-9 with a 4.04 ERA in 33 starts with the Yankees last year. New York was 21-12 in his starts. Burnett was 0-2 with a 8.85 ERA in four starts against the Red Sox last season. Burnett was 2-1 with a 5.12 ERA in five official spring training starts. The Yankees were 46-35 on the road last season in baseball wagering. New York was first in the league in runs per game and they finished 11th in the league in ERA.

After this series in baseball wagering, the Yankees will finish their six-game season-opening road trip with a three-game set at Tampa Bay.  They play their home opener on April 13th against the Angels. The Yankees went 2-7 at Boston last season in MLB wagering, the most losses they have had at Fenway in one year since 2004.