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Aug 9, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds

55-57TEAM RECORD51-60

Progressive Field hosts an MLB battle between the Cleveland Indians and the visiting Boston Red Sox on Thursday.

For the Indians, Ubaldo Jimenez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Red Sox hitters off the base paths. He'll face Felix Doubront, 10-5 on the year.

View Boston vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland opened as +115 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.5.

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:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 9-rated American League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Red Sox defense that ranks No. 10 in the American League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, less than Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).

Boston brings the American League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' league No. 14-ranked defense.

Boston was a 10-9 loser in its last match at home against the Rangers. They lost as +103 underdogs, while the total score of 19 made winners of OVER bettors. Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-9 to Texas on Wednesday at Fenway Park.

Cleveland was a 6-2 winner in its last match at home against the Twins. They won as -126 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 6-2 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday at Progressive Field behind starter Justin Masterson.

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

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Boston's last 16 games on the road
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Boston
Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Cleveland, Friday, August 10

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