Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians, Thursday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Online Betting, Picks and Predictions

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BOSTON RED SOX CLEVELAND INDIANS
73-53, 1st in American League East August 24, 7:10 PM | Grass of Progressive Field 69-56, 1st in American League Central
Boston at Cleveland, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Thursday, August 24, 2017
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, MLB Network, NESN (Boston), SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Red Sox LH Chris Sale (14-5, 2.62 ERA) vs. Indians RH Trevor Bauer (12-8, 4.50)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Boston Red Sox [C. Sale -L] -1½ +105 -150 Ov 7 -125
Cleveland Indians [T. Bauer -R] +1½ -125 +140 Un 7 +105
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The fans at Progressive Field will be treated to a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians when they take their seats on Thursday.

Sale, who allowed four runs in a loss to the Yankees last time out, was roughed up for a season-high seven runs over five innings in a no-decision versus the Indians earlier this month. Prior to the loss versus New York, he was 3-0 and registered 63 strikeouts in six starts since the All-Star break. Francisco Lindor is 9-for-19 and Edwin Encarnacion 6-for-16 against Sale, who is 5-7 with a 4.44 ERA against Cleveland.

Bauer improved to 5-0 over his last seven appearances (six starts) by tossing 6 1/3 scoreless innings at Kansas City, which came two days after he was used for two-thirds of an inning in relief. He beat Boston at Fenway Park on Aug. 14, giving up three runs on three solo homers while striking out 11 batters. That win left Bauer with a 1-2 record and 8.79 ERA in four appearances (three starts) versus Boston.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

Chris Sale has yet to lose back-to-back starts and he’ll need to beat the team that was responsible for his worst outing of the season to keep that streak intact. Sale looks to atone for a rocky performance versus Cleveland on Aug. 1 when he takes the mound for the Boston Red Sox in Thursday’s finale of a four-game set against the host Indians.

A 14-game winner in his first year with Boston, Sale normally takes top billing for the Red Sox, although he will have to share the stage with newcomer Rajai Davis. Boston acquired the outfielder from Oakland on Wednesday, just hours after learning that center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. suffered a sprained ligament in his left thumb in Tuesday’s game. The Red Sox own a 4 1/2-game lead in the American League East — the same margin Cleveland enjoys atop the AL Central despite being outscored 15-2 in the last two games of the series. The Indians will look to right-hander Trevor Bauer for a solid outing to help a patchwork lineup, minus four injured starters, that managed only three hits in Wednesday’s 6-1 setback

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MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Encarnacion has four homers against Boston this season.

2. Red Sox 3B Eduardo Nunez is 4-for-9 with two homers and seven RBIs in the past two games.

3. The Indians placed 2B Jason Kipnis on the disabled list but are hopeful 1B Carlos Santana can rejoin the lineup Thursday.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Boston Red Sox will win outright at -150 and the game will go over 7 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Red Sox 5, Indians 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
BOS TEAM CLE
4.87 RUNS 4.81
3.99 RUNS AGNST 3.86
0.88 DIFF 0.94
$594 MONEY -$1,953
3.68 TEAM ERA 3.67
9.10 OFF HITS 8.65
3.53 OFF WALKS 3.71
7.37 OFF Ks 7.31
8.40 DEF HITS 7.98
2.77 DEF WALKS 2.71
9.52 DEF Ks 10.03
INJURIES
BOSTON RED SOX
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Ryan Hannigan C 15-Day Disabled List
Josh Rutledge 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Pablo Sandoval 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Carson Smith P 15-Day Disabled List
Blake Swihart C 15-Day Disabled List
Brandon Workman P 15-Day Disabled List
Koji Uehara P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Benintendi OF 15-Day Disabled List
CLEVELAND INDIANS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Michael Brantley OF 15-Day Disabled List
Yan Gomes C 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Hunter P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
BOSTON RED SOX
Boston is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Boston is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
CLEVELAND INDIANS
Cleveland is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Cleveland is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Boston
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Boston’s Overall Scoring vs Cleveland’s Overall Defense 4.9 4 3.9 1
Boston’s Away Scoring vs Cleveland’s Home Defense 4.9 3 3.8 1
Boston’s Road ERA vs Cleveland’s Home ERA Allowed 3.9 3 4.8 5
Cleveland’s Overall Scoring vs Boston’s Overall Defense 4.8 5 4.0 2
Cleveland’s Home Scoring vs Boston’s Road Defense 4.9 6 4.0 2
Cleveland’s Home ERA vs Boston’s Road ERA Allowed 3.6 2 4.3 6
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
RED SOX
Red Sox are the highest scoring team in the league at 5.3 runs per game.
Red Sox have the second best hits stat in the league at 9.7 per game.
Red Sox are second in the league in free passes at 3.6 per game.
INDIANS
Indians allow the third least hits in the league at 8.4 per game.
Indians are second worst in walks allowed in the league at 3.4 per game.
Indians strike out the second most opponents in the league with 8.5 per game.

 

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