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Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Odds
The Boston Red Sox host Cleveland on Saturday, looking to build on their 13-19 mark against the 18-14 Indians in MLB betting action at Fenway Park.
Cleveland puts its faith in starter Josh Tomlin to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-2. Getting the ball for the Red Sox is Felix Doubront, who owns a 2-1 record on the season with a 5.01 ERA.
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Boston sat as -135 favorites. The total was set at 9.5.
The Red Sox sit at No. 3 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indians sit at an American League No. 9 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5.4 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 10 hits per game, more than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).
Boston owns the American League's No. 14 defense, allowing 5.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 11-rated defense.
The Indians were a 7-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -126 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-5 to Boston on Friday at Fenway Park.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Indians at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland at Boston, Sunday, May 13