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Cleveland Indians Favored by -135 Against Boston Red Sox on Thursday

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

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Danny Salazar in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Boston counters with Joe Kelly, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Red Sox were listed as 125 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Indians to win this game 5.0-2.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Cleveland (1-1) will face the 1-1 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Boston injuries news.

The Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox odds would favor the Indians if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 13-rated offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox defense that ranks No. 17 at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 7 hits per game so far, less than Boston Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (10.5 hits per game).

Cleveland owns the No. 23 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's No. 17-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 7-6 on Wednesday behind a start from C Carrasco at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 15 games
  • Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Cleveland's last 25 games at home
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Toronto, Friday, April 8th
Cleveland at Chicago, Friday, April 8th