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Red Sox Look To Keep Rolling Away From Fenway

The Boston Red Sox have been road warriors of late with the club going 6-2 SU and 7-1 against the runline in its past eight games away from Fenway Park. One of those losses did come in the series opener of a four-game set with the Cleveland Indians on Monday but the BoSox bounced back to win the second game 9-1 last night.  

Shark Bites
  • Corey Kluber has a 4.98 ERA in 9 career starts against the Red Sox.
  • The Red Sox are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games on the road against the Indians.
  • The Indians are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games with Kluber as the starting pitcher.

Drew Pomeranz has been dealing for the Red Sox, as the lefty has a 2.30 ERA in his past 12 starts while holding opponents to two or fewer runs in nine of those. However, Pomeranz left his most recent start early after suffering through back spasms. The 28-year-old has struggled with back injuries for some time and the BoSox staff will keep a tight watch on his innings pitched.

The Indians will send their own slightly injured pitcher to the mound in this one in Corey Kluber. The Tribe’s ace left his last start after the sixth inning following an ankle sprain. Kluber, who has a 1.84 ERA in his past 15 starts, pitched a bullpen session Sunday and looks good, according to manager Terry Francona.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Cleveland Indians as -188 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.8-2.2 result in favor of 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 (69-55) will face the 72-53 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 puts the Cleveland Indians, most recently No. 6 in OddsShark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Boston Red Sox, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 10-rated offense, averaging 4.84 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox defense that ranks No. 3 at 4.02 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 8.69 hits per game so far, less than Boston Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Defensively, Boston features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.93 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Indians, a 9-1 final on Tuesday in support of Doug Fister at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
  • Boston is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Cleveland is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Cleveland, Thursday, August 24