Red Sox vs. Indians Monday Prediction
The struggling Red Sox head to Cleveland on Monday night to take on the Indians at 7:10 p.m. ET. Is the Tribe a good underdog play with Zach Plesac set to oppose Eduardo Rodriguez in the pitching matchup?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, August 11, 2019
7:10 p.m. ET, Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 67% of the betting tickets are on the Indians to beat the Red Sox on the moneyline.
Boston Red Sox Fantasy Spin
Christian Vazquez hit a two-run home run in Sunday's extra-innings loss to the Angels. Angels rookie starter Patrick Sandoval tried to come in with a fastball against Vazquez in the fourth inning, but the catcher got around on it and belted it over the Green Monster in left for a two-run jack. The home run was the only hit on the afternoon for the 28-year-old and his 18th of the year. This year will unquestionably got down as his best thus far, and through Sunday Vazquez is hitting .284/.324/.494 with 52 RBI and 51 runs scored overall.
Cleveland Indians Fantasy Spin
Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBI to help the Indians take three out of four games in a pivotal series against the Twins with a 7-3 extra-inning victory on Sunday. Santana smacked a go-ahead, grand slam -- his 25th round-tripper of the season -- to left-center field off Twins lefty reliever Taylor Rogers in the 10th inning. He also plated an additional run with an RBI single in the third inning. The 33-year-old slugger has enjoyed a remarkable renaissance campaign in his return to Cleveland, posting a .282/.404/.522 triple-slash line with 80 runs scored, 70 RBI and four stolen bases in 498 plate appearances.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox have lost eight straight games when facing a team with a winning record.
The Indians are 5-0 in Plesac’s last five starts versus a team with a winning record.
The Red Sox have dropped 13 of their last 18 games versus the Indians in Cleveland and are 1-4 in their last five games against the Tribe overall. Boston is also 0-5 in its last five road games and 0-5 in its last five road games when facing a team with a winning record. On the other side, the Indians have won five of their last six games at home, are a perfect 6-0 in Plesac’s last six starts and are 5-0 in his last five home outings.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians +105