Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians Matchup

Jonathan GarosArticles, Baseball, MLB

The Cleveland Indians are playing host to the Boston Red Sox at Progressive Field. This AL matchup will begin at 7:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to SportsTime Ohio to catch the game.

Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Odds

Boston (+115) is the underdog against Cleveland (-125) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this game at 9 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. The game’s current runline odds stand at -180 for picking the Red Sox +1.5 runs and +160 for the Indians -1.5.

The Indians are 85-68 straight up (SU) and 72-80 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 23.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 18.6 units (ATS). The Red Sox, on the other hand, are 105-49 SU and have gone 89-64 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 35.6 units for moneyline bettors and 23.0 units ATS.

Indians games have an over/under record of 72-71-9 in 2018. The Red Sox have an over/under record of 70-75-8.

Rick Porcello will get the start for Boston. The right-handed Porcello is 17-7 with a 4.30 ERA and 187 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 6.43 ERA against Cleveland this year.

The Indians are turning to righty Mike Clevinger (12-8, 3.06 ERA), who has 196 punchouts and 62 walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.17. Clevinger hasn’t faced the Red Sox yet this year, but he made two starts against them in 2017, compiling a 0-1 record with an 11.05 ERA.

As a unit, Cleveland’s pitching staff has given up 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 3.44 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.57 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.

Cleveland’s offense has produced 5.0 runs per outing, including 4.9 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .235/.345/.404 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Indians’ batters have been led by Francisco Lindor, who is hitting .282/.355/.528 with 36 home runs, 87 RBIs, 124 runs and 23 steals.

For the visitors, Boston’s pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.75 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.56 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.60, along with a K/9 of 9.56.

Red Sox hitters have slashed .268/.340/.451 on their way to 5.3 runs scored per game this season, including 4.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Boston’s offense has been led by J.D. Martinez. Martinez is hitting .330/.401/.627 with 41 home runs, 124 RBIs and 106 runs scored.

The Red Sox are looking for another win after a 7-5 victory in the prior game of the series.

Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • The over has cashed in just two of Cleveland’s last seven games.
  • The Red Sox have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • Boston has recorded 20.2 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 games and 23.4 over its last five.