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Justin Masterson vs Erik Bedard matchup featured in MLB action

Cleveland IndiansBoston Red Sox
Aug 4, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Boston Red Sox look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Indians arrive at Fenway Park on Thursday.

Boston hands the ball to starter Erik Bedard in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-7 mark on the year. Cleveland counters with Justin Masterson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Red Sox bats at the same time.

View Cleveland vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Indians were listed as +-171 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 2 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate an American League No. 14 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.5 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.2 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 (8.2 per nine innings).

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 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -175 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Indians endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Wednesday, with Carlos Carrasco throwing 7 innings of 9-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Indians at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Cleveland is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Texas, Friday, August 5
Boston home to NY Yankees, Friday, August 5