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Indians open series at Fenway Park

The Cleveland Indians will be looking to snap a losing streak against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night as the two teams open up a four-game MLB betting series at Fenway Park.

The Indians have lost four games in a row against the Red Sox heading into Thursday's series opener, including all three meetings between the teams in Cleveland back in April. Overall Boston is 8-2 over its last 10 games against the Indians.

The Red Sox will turn to Ryan Dempster and his 2-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Indians send Zach McAllister (3-3) to the hill.

View Cleveland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as -146 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Red Sox - Indians odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 2 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 7 in the American League.

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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. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Indians average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 11-7 result against the Tigers on May 22. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (18) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cleveland suffered a 11-7 loss against Detroit on Wednesday, as Ubaldo Jimenez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.

In their last action, Boston was a 6-2 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Boston at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Boston rolled to a 6-2 win against Chicago on Wednesday, as Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox' bats led the team to victory at U.S. Cellular Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Cleveland is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Boston, Friday, May 24