The Boston Red Sox meet the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, which may be okay if they had home field advantage, but they don’t. The BoSox are just 2-7 in their past nine trips to Progressive Field but have only made that trip once in the second half of the season to make up for a postponed game.
- Rick Porcello has a 4.41 ERA in 16.1 innings of postseason work throughout his career.
- The UNDER is 12-2 in the Red Sox’ past 14 games.
- The OVER is 5-1 in Trevor Bauer’s past 6 starts for the Indians.
The Red Sox certainly thought they would be going David Price in this situation when the season started, but after a potential Cy Young year from Rick Porcello the plans changed. Porcello has been lights out since the All-Star break, as the righty has a 2.62 ERA while holding opponents to a .203 batting average since the midseason mark. In his 15 starts since the All-Star break, Porcello has held opponents to two earned runs or less nine times.
Trevor Bauer gets the start for the Indians, as ace Corey Kluber has been dealing with a mild quad strain. Bauer has been inconsistent through the second half of the year, as the Indians’ pitcher has a 5.36 ERA in 15 starts. Bauer has faced the Red Sox twice this season – once in relief – while posting a 9.00 ERA in those outings.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Cleveland Indians in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 120 at BetOnline for Thursday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.4 win for the Indians. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Cleveland Indians bring a 94-67 record to the battle against the 93-69 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Boston injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Cleveland Indians and the league No. 3-ranked Boston Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 9 ranking for hits at 8.91 per game. By contrast, the Boston Red Sox are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.85 per game.
Cleveland owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 4.83 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston’s No. 9-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Blue Jays, who beat them 2-1 on Sunday behind a start from A Sanchez at Fenway Park.
The Indians grabbed a win last time out, defeating I Kennedy and the Royals 3-2 on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.
- Boston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Boston is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
- Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games
- Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
- Cleveland is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
- Cleveland is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston at Cleveland, Friday, October 7th