Felix Doubront out to silence Indians bats in MLB contest
Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Odds
The Red Sox get a visit from the Cleveland Indians in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Cleveland puts its faith in starter Corey Kluber to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-3. Getting the ball for the Red Sox is Felix Doubront, who owns a 3-2 record on the season with a 4.97 ERA.
The Indians were listed as +-136 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 10 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Red Sox at No. 2 in the American League and the Indians at No. 7 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 4 ranked American League offense (4.9 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, less than the Indians have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).
Boston owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 8-rated defense.
The Indians were a 7-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-4 to Boston on Saturday at Fenway Park.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
A few Indians at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
Cleveland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland at Cincinnati, Monday, May 27
Boston home to Philadelphia, Monday, May 27