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April 16, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds


Cleveland will look to improve on its 5-6 record when take on Boston, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Ubaldo Jimenez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. Boston counters with Felix Doubront, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

View Boston vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Indians as +104 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Indians) and the No. 3 (Red Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Red Sox offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Boston was a 3-2 winner at home against the Rays. Bettors on Boston at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Boston hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from Ryan Dempster - will prevail again after their 3-2 victory against Tampa Bay at Fenway Park.

The Indians were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Indians endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Sunday, with Brett Myers throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland's last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Cleveland, Wednesday, April 17