Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians in MLB odds
Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Odds
The Boston Red Sox look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Indians arrive at Fenway Park on Friday.
The Red Sox will rely on John Lackey to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Justin Masterson will be his counterpart for the Indians. John Lackey is 2-4 this season, and Justin Masterson is 7-2.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Red Sox as -130 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The Red Sox sit at No. 2 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indians sit at an American League No. 7 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Indians defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, less than Indians batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).
Cleveland brings the American League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's league No. 6-ranked defense.
In their last action, Cleveland was a 12-3 winner on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Cleveland at +144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Red Sox, a 12-3 final on Thursday in support of Zach McAllister at Fenway Park.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6
A few Indians at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland at Boston, Saturday, May 25