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Cleveland Indians Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Boston Red Sox

Cleveland Indians


Boston Red Sox
Thursday, June 12, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Fenway Park

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Fenway Park on Thursday as the host Boston Red Sox battle the Cleveland Indians in baseball betting odds action.

The Boston Red Sox will rely on Jon Lester to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Josh Tomlin will be his counterpart for the Cleveland Indians. Jon Lester is 6-7 this season, and Josh Tomlin is 4-2.

Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

Boston was a -167 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at Bovada, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at GTbets.eu pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

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Computer Prediction: Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.3-4 win for the Indians on Thursday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.3-4 result in favor of the Indians today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 29-36 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 33-33 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Boston Red Sox at No. 19 and the Cleveland Indians at No. 9 heading into this contest.

How Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Stats Matchup

The game also pits Boston Red Sox No. 22-rated offense, averaging 3.91 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians defense that ranks No. 26 at 4.65 in runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have averaged 8.37 hits per game so far, less than Cleveland Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.86 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the No. 26 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Royals on June 11. Bettors who backed the Royals at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Indians endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Royals on Wednesday, with Trevor Bauer throwing 5 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

The Red Sox were a 6-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Boston didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Wei-Yin Chen in a losing cause, 6-0, against Baltimore on Wednesday.

Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends

Cleveland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
Cleveland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 14 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home

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