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The Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Fenway Park.
The Indians will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Scott Kazmir in this game. Kazmir has a 2-2 record and a 6.35 ERA this season.
The Red Sox will counter Kazmir with Jon Lester. Lefthander Lester has a 3.15 ERA to go along with a 6-1 record this season.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were an 8-1 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -118 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Cleveland: 27-20 SU
Boston: 29-20 SU
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
Boston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Boston
Cleveland is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Boston home to Cleveland, Sunday, May 26