Indians vs. Red Sox Prediction

Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Red Sox 5/28/19, Prediction & Odds

The Boston Red Sox rolled yesterday in their series opener at home over the Cleveland Indians. Is Boston going to have its way again today against a rookie pitcher as the series continues?

Game Snapshot

965 Cleveland Indians at 966 Boston Red Sox

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Fenway Park at 7:10PM ET

TV: NESN

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are a -192 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Indians are a +182 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 74 percent of public bets are being placed on host Boston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Indians blow early lead

Cleveland led 3-0 in the third inning Monday afternoon before eventually falling 12-5 at Boston. Oscar Mercado paced the Indians offense as he went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and three runs scored. Jason Kipnis was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Mike Freeman was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Jefry Rodriguez suffered the loss as he allowed seven runs (six earned) on eight hits with six strikeouts and three walks over 4 1/3 innings. Zach Plesac will make his MLB debut tonight on the mound for Cleveland.

Martinez homers twice in win

Boston overcame an early deficit Monday afternoon for a 12-5 home victory over Cleveland to improve to 29-25 overall and 14-10 at home. J.D. Martinez helped pace the Red Sox ofense as he ended the game 2-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs. Sandy Leon finished 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Jackie Bradley Jr. was 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, a run and two RBIs. Rick Porcello picked up the win as he gave up five runs (three earned) on eight hits with four strikeouts and three walks over 6 2/3 innings. David Price draws the start tonight as comes in with a 2-2 record, 3.24 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 47 strikeouts over 41 2/3 innings.

MLB Betting Trends

Cleveland

The Indians are 1-4 in their last five games versus the AL East. Cleveland is 1-7 in its last eight games overall.

Boston

The Red Sox are 18-8 in their last 26 games overall. Boston is 26-10 in the last 36 starts by Price.

Prediction:

Boston should be able to solve Plesac as he is a two-pitch pitcher and will likely need to develop a third offering to be effective as a starter at the MLB level. Price left his start in the first inning Saturday with a minor ailment, but is good to go three days later. Look for Price to baffle the slumping Cleveland bats and send the hosts to another win.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON RED SOX -192

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