Indians vs. Red Sox Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Red Sox opened as -139 money line favorites over the Indians, who are +128 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 9.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Red Sox opened as -141 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -139, while the Indians' odds have dropped from +130 down to +128. Cleveland is 26-19 overall and 11-9 on the road, while Boston is 28-19 overall and 13-10 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% of the betting public currently favors Cleveland. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Cleveland. According to latest MLB trends, the Indians are 5-1 in their last six games on a road underdog and 10-3 in their last 13 games as an underdog. The Tribe are coming off losing two straight at home to Detroit, but they send one of their best pitchers to the mound on Thursday. This marks the return of Cleveland manager Terry Francona to Fenway Park. He won two World Series with the Red Sox and managed them from 2004-11. McAllister is 3-3 with a 2.65 ERA in eight starts. He allowed just six runs in his last four starts including two runs at home against Seattle in his last start on Saturday. He pitched decently against Boston in their first matchup on April 18, giving up three runs in five innings in a 6-3 loss. Ryan Dempster has been struggling for Boston, allowing 11 runs and 15 hits in 9 2/3 combined innings over his last two starts. He walked six on Saturday at Minnesota. Cleveland has a strong pitcher on the mound and is solid on the road. This is a good value pick so go with the underrated Indians as a nice dog.
MLB FREE PICK: CLEVELAND INDIANS +128