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Cleveland Indians take on Red Sox in baseball test

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May 10, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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Fenway Park hosts an MLB battle between the Boston Red Sox and the visiting Cleveland Indians on Thursday.

Derek Lowe, with a record of 4-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Indians, while the Red Sox trot Josh Beckett to the mound in this one. He is 2-3 so far in 2012.

View Cleveland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Cleveland before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-160-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Red Sox at No. 3 in the American League and the Indians at No. 9 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.4 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Indians hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Cleveland lost its last outing, an 8-1 result against the White Sox on May 9. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Indians were saddled with a loss last time out in Jeanmar Gomez's start, as they lost 8-1 against Chicago on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +150 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston suffered a 4-3 loss against Kansas City on Wednesday, as Jon Lester wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Indians at Red Sox trends to consider:
Cleveland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Cleveland's last 25 games on the road
Cleveland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Boston's last 19 games at home
Boston is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Boston, Friday, May 11