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Justin Masterson faces Alfredo Aceves in MLB odds action

Boston Red SoxCleveland Indians
April 17, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Odds


The visiting Red Sox hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Progressive Field against the Cleveland Indians.

For the Indians, Justin Masterson gets the ball, charged with keeping the Red Sox hitters off the base paths. He'll face Alfredo Aceves, 0-0 on the year.

View Boston vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Indians in this matchup found them as -145 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Indians) and the No. 3 (Red Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.9 per game. By contrast, the Red Sox are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 7-2 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -117 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Indians, a 7-2 final on Tuesday in support of Felix Doubront at Progressive Field.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Red Sox at Indians trends to consider:
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cleveland's last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing at home against Boston
Cleveland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Boston at Cleveland, Thursday, April 18