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Chris Seddon out to silence Red Sox bats in MLB contest

Boston Red SoxCleveland Indians
Aug 10, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds

55-58TEAM RECORD52-60

The Cleveland Indians host Boston on Friday, looking to build on their 52-60 mark against the 55-58 Red Sox in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.

It's a pitching duel between Chris Seddon for the Indians (0-0 on the year) and Clay Buchholz for Boston (9-3 so far).

View Boston vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Indians in this one will find them as +140 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 13-ranked Indians and the American League No. 7-rated Red Sox in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cleveland and its American League No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 2 lineup of the Red Sox at 4.9 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Boston was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at +128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Red Sox endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Indians on Thursday, with Felix Doubront throwing 4 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Cleveland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Cleveland, Saturday, August 11

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