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Indians vs Red Sox Baseball Game Preview

Cleveland IndiansBoston Red Sox
May 11, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cleveland duelling Boston on Friday at Fenway Park.

Boston sends Clay Buchholz out against Ubaldo Jimenez for the Indians in this game. Buchholz is 3-1 with a 9.09 ERA on the season, while Jimenez is 3-2 on the year and has a 4.04 ERA.

View Cleveland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Indians were listed as +-125 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 10 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Sox rated this week at No. 3 and the Indians sitting at No. 9.

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 5.3 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.5 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 (8.5 per nine innings).

Defensively, Cleveland features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were an 8-3 winner as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +133 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Indians enjoyed an 8-3 victory at the expense of the Red Sox on Thursday, with Derek Lowe throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Fenway Park.

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

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

A few Indians at Red Sox trends to consider:
Cleveland is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Cleveland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Cleveland's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Boston, Saturday, May 12