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BoSox Favored Again on Chris Sale Day

Chris Sale day carries some serious weight around the major leagues and when it comes around it normally means the Red Sox are heavy favorites. That sentiment will remain true today when the BoSox take on Carlos Carrasco and the Indians as favorites for the 10th straight home game with their wipe out southpaw on the starting bump.

SHARK BITES
  • The Red Sox are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games with Chris Sale as the starting pitcher.
  • The Indians are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games as underdogs against the Red Sox.
  • Chris Sale has not given up a run in his last 20.2 innings pitched.

Posting some of the best career numbers as a member of the Red Sox this season, Sale (13-4, 2.37 ERA, 0.88 WHIP) expects to win every game he starts. His stuff has been practically untouchable in his last three outings and opposing lineups are hitting just .137 off him since he made the start for the American League All-Star Team.

Sale has, however, had a little trouble with the Tribe in recent seasons. Last year, the lefty accumulated an ERA of 7.84 against the Indians in two starts and multiple guys in Cleveland’s lineup have had massive success against Sale in the past.

Carlos Santana, Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor all pounded Sale when he donned the Pale Hose and they each have career batting averages of over .300 against him.

Another player to consider for this evening’s battle in Beantown is Indians’ starter Carlos Carrasco (10-4, 3.58 ERA). Going 7-2 with a 2.87 ERA in 11 starts, the Venezuelan has been immaculate on the road and he should keep the Tribe in this contest.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cleveland Indians were listed as 136 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Indians to win this game 5.4-4.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 58-49 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 57-47 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Cleveland injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Boston Red Sox and the No. 1-rated Cleveland Indians in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cleveland Indians rank No. 9 at 8.93 hits per game. That compares with the Boston Red Sox No. 7 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland suffered a 6-2 loss against Boston on Monday, as Mike Clevinger wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Boston is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Boston, Wednesday, August 2nd

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