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Indians face Boston Red Sox: MLB odds preview and stats

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May 13, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Boston vs Cleveland battle on Sunday at Fenway Park as the Red Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Red Sox will turn to Daniel Bard and his 1-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Indians send Justin Masterson (1-2) to the hill.

View Cleveland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this one will find them as -130 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 3 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate an American League No. 9 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Indians rank No. 7 in the American League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Red Sox on May 12. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -156 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Indians endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Saturday, with Zach McAllister throwing 7 innings of 8-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Indians at Red Sox trends to consider:
Cleveland is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Cleveland is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Minnesota, Monday, May 14
Boston home to Seattle, Monday, May 14

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