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Road Team Faltering In Red Sox, Indians Meetings

Home field advantage has held some significant weight when the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians clash, as the home team has won eight of the past 10 meetings. The BoSox and the Tribe meet Monday afternoon to make up a game that was postponed on April 7.

SHARK BITES
  • Mike Napoli is batting .442 with seven home runs during his current 14-game hitting streak.
  • The Red Sox are 8-3 in their past 11 afternoon games.
  • The UNDER is 12-3 in the Red Sox’ past 15 games on the road.

Though the beginning of his tenure with the Red Sox was far from his best, Drew Pomeranz has started to look like the pitcher the team thought they were acquiring near the trade deadline. Pomeranz has only surrendered 10 hits and three runs in his past two starts – though he has walked seven batters in that span as well.

Josh Tomlin enters his start coming off his worst two-game stretch of the season. Tomlin has given up 17 hits and 14 runs in his last two starts while failing to make it out of the fifth inning in either affair.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Cleveland Indians in this matchup found them as -115 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.9-3.5 victory for the Indians. 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 (67-48) will face the 64-52 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 10 (Cleveland Indians) and the No. 6 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cleveland Indians No. 3-ranked scoring average of 5.11 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.52 runs per game. The Indians have averaged 9.19 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (10.01 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cleveland has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the No. 19 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston ran up the score in their last game on Sunday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 16-2 victory against Arizona.

The Indians enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Angels on Sunday, with T Bauer throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Boston's last 18 games
  • Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Baltimore, Tuesday, August 16th
Cleveland home to Chicago, Tuesday, August 16th

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