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Indians Continue to Dominate the Red Sox in Titletown

It took a ninth-inning rally and an error from Brock Holt but the Indians overcame a rocky Mike Clevinger start to claim victory against the Red Sox last night and they’ll be big betting favorites for tonight’s contest when they call Carlos Carrasco’s reliable number.

SHARK BITES
  • The Indians are 8-0 SU and 7-1 on the runline in their last 8 games against teams with winning records.
  • The Red Sox are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games after a loss.
  • The Red Sox are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games on the road against the Indians.

If Danny Salazar, Corey Kluber and Carrasco can keep pitching like they have been the last two weeks, the Tribe will be one of the tougher outs in the playoffs. In Carrasco’s last two trips to the bump, he’s allowed only one run in 13 innings and he’s struck out 19 batters.

When he last faced the Crimson Hose, however, the Venezuelan failed to make it out of the second inning, getting knocked around for five runs on six hits before getting the hook.

Making a possibly tepid appearance on the Boston hill tonight it’s Doug Fister (2-6, 5.56 ERA), who will be seeing the Tribe for the third time since July 31. In his two previous starts against the defending American League champs this year, the 33-year-old major-league veteran has a 5.25 ERA and is the main reason why the Sox are such significant underdogs.

Losing Andrew Miller hurts the Indians in the bullpen but that shouldn’t be a factor this evening with such an advantage on the starting bump.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Red Sox were listed as 181 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday over at Bovada.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.1-5.0 win for the Red Sox on Tuesday. 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

69-54 Cleveland battles the Red Sox, currently with a 71-53 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Boston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Cleveland Indians and the No. 1-rated Boston Red Sox in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 7-rated offense, averaging 4.87 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox defense that ranks No. 3 at 4.04 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 8.76 hits per game so far, less than Boston Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.08 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cleveland has the No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 5-4 on Monday at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Boston is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
  • Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Cleveland is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Cleveland, Wednesday, August 23

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