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Aug 2, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Odds

54-52TEAM RECORD66-41

MLB wagering interest swings to the Boston vs Cleveland battle on Tuesday at Fenway Park as the Red Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Josh Beckett will take the mound for Boston, and he'll carry a 9-4 record into the contest. David Huff gets the ball for Cleveland; he's 1-1 so far this season.

View Cleveland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Red Sox as -245 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 14-rated Indians taking on the American League's No. 2-rated Red Sox in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has the American League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.9 hits per game. The Indians average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Cleveland won its last outing, a 9-6 result against the Red Sox on August 1. Bettors who backed the Indians at +175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Red Sox, a 9-6 final on Monday in support of Josh Tomlin at Fenway Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Indians at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games on the road
Boston is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Boston is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Boston, Wednesday, August 3

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