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MLB Game Preview - Indians underdogs vs Red Sox at Cleveland

Boston Red SoxCleveland Indians
Aug 11, 6:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds

56-58TEAM RECORD52-61

The Indians get a visit from the Boston Red Sox in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Franklin Morales for the Red Sox on the hill facing Zach McAllister for the Indians. Morales brings a 3-1 mark to the game, while McAllister is 4-4 to date on the season.

View Boston vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland opened as +135 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.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 7-rated Red Sox taking on the American League's No. 13-rated Indians in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Red Sox are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.3 per game.

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Boston won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Indians on August 10. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -152 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Cleveland on Friday at Progressive Field behind starter Clay Buchholz.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

A few Red Sox at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Boston's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games at home
Cleveland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Boston
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Cleveland, Sunday, August 12

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