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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians

A winning streak will be on the line for the Boston Red Sox on Thursday when they battle the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.

Jon Lester will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox on this day. Lefthander Lester is 2-0 this season with a 1.42 ERA.

Lester's opponent in this one will be Zach McAllister. The Indians righthander has a 2.19 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +122 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Boston has won 5 straight games.
Cleveland has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 10-4 SU
Cleveland: 5-8 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland's last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
Cleveland is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Cleveland is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Kansas City, Friday, April 19
Cleveland at Houston, Friday, April 19