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MLB BASEBALL

Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Red Sox

The Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Fenway Park.

Justin Masterson will be the starting pitcher for the Indians on this day. Righthander Masterson is 7-2 this season with a 2.83 ERA.

Starting this game for the Red Sox will be John Lackey. The righthander has a 3.31 ERA to go along with a 2-4 record this season.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 12-3 winner on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Cleveland at +144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Cleveland: 27-19 SU
Boston: 28-20 SU

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Boston home to Cleveland, Saturday, May 25