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Indians vs Red Sox Baseball Game Preview

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Aug 1, 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 Monday.

John Lackey gets the call for the Boston Red Sox and he will try to build on a 9-8 mark. In the other dugout, Josh Tomlin brings a 11-5 ledger to the game for the Indians as he tries to quiet the Red Sox bats.

View Cleveland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Boston opened as -165 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 10.

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:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has the American League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.9 hits per game. The Indians average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.

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.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 5-3 loser at home against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Indians endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Royals on Sunday, with Fausto Carmona throwing 7 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +108 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 5-3 final on Sunday in support of Andrew Miller at U.S. Cellular Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Indians at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Boston is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Boston, Tuesday, August 2