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Indians face Boston Red Sox: MLB odds preview and stats

Cleveland IndiansBoston Red Sox
Aug 3, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Odds

54-53TEAM RECORD67-41

Boston will look to improve on its 67-41 record when take on Cleveland, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Wednesday.

Boston sends Tim Wakefield out against Carlos Carrasco for the Indians in this game. Wakefield is 6-4 with a 5.11 ERA on the season, while Carrasco is 8-9 on the year and has a 4.67 ERA.

View Cleveland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Indians listed as underdogs of +-185 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 10.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Red Sox - Indians odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 2 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 14 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.5 runs per game, against a Indians defense that ranks No. 9 in the American League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9.9 hits per game so far, more than Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

The Indians were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -250 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Indians were saddled with a loss last time out in David Huff's start, as they lost 3-2 against Boston on Tuesday at Fenway Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Indians at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Boston
Cleveland is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Boston
Cleveland is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Boston is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
Boston is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
Boston is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Boston, Thursday, August 4