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MLB BASEBALL

Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Red Sox

The fans at Fenway Park will be treated to a game between the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox when they take their seats on Thursday.

The Indians will give the ball to starter Zach McAllister in this one. Righthander McAllister is 3-3 this season with a 2.65 ERA.

Starting this game for the Red Sox will be Ryan Dempster. The righthander has a 4.27 ERA to go along with a 2-4 record this season.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 11-7 result against the Tigers on May 22. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (18) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Boston was a 6-2 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Boston at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Cleveland has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Cleveland: 26-19 SU
Boston: 28-19 SU

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Cleveland is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Boston home to Cleveland, Friday, May 24