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Lackey and Red Sox take on the Indians

The Boston Red Sox are expected to send John Lackey to the mound on Monday night as they battle the Cleveland Indians in baseball betting action at the online sportsbooks.

Lackey is 6-3 with 3.27 ERA on the season, and in his career against the Indians he's 7-7 with a 3.98 ERA over 17 starts. Justin Masterson is the probable pitcher for Cleveland on Monday; Masterson is 2-4 with a 5.21 ERA so far this year.

Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Cleveland sat as -101 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.2-4 win for the Red Sox on Monday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.2-4 result in favor of the Red Sox today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

27-30 Cleveland battles the Red Sox, currently with a 27-29 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 15 (Cleveland Indians) and the No. 16 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cleveland Indians No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.35 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 16 and scoring 4.12 runs per game. The Indians have averaged 8.54 hits per game to date this season, more than the Red Sox hitters have managed (8.46 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.04 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -161 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Jon Lester chucked 7 shutout innings at the Rays in their last game, striking out 12 in a 4-0 win against Tampa Bay in baseball action at Fenway Park.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Rockies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -125 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 6-4 victory over Colorado on Sunday at Progressive Field behind starter Josh Tomlin.

Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 10 games at home
Cleveland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Cleveland, Tuesday, June 3rd