Red Sox vs. Indians Wednesday Pick

Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians, 8/14/2019 Predictions & Odds

After splitting the first two games of their series, the Red Sox and Indians will play the finale at 1:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Will today's game resemble the other two games in this series and turn high-scoring?

Game Snapshot & Odds

965 Boston Red Sox (+175) at 966 Cleveland Indians (-195), 9.5 runs

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

1:10 p.m. ET, Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 61% of the betting tickets are on the Indians to beat the Red Sox on the moneyline.

Boston Red Sox Fantasy Spin

Rafael Devers set a record in the modern era of baseball Tuesday, becoming the first player to collect four doubles in a six-hit game as the Red Sox outlasted the Indians 7-6 in 10 innings. The Indians literally could not get Devers out, as the 22-year-old third baseman had a hit in each of his six at-bats in the contest. Two of those hits, an RBI double in the first and a two-run double in the sixth, plated runs, and Devers also scored a run in the game. A six-hit night can't hurt your batting line, and indeed Devers' season line has soared back up to .328/.374/.579 with 24 homers, 93 RBI, 96 runs scored and eight steals in 118 games. We don't talk about Devers as an MVP candidate -- or even as one of the best players on his own team -- but perhaps we should change that.

Cleveland Indians Fantasy Spin

Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Red Sox. Santana made it a third straight game with a homer when he lined a Chris Sale delivery over the wall in center field in the fourth inning. The 33-year-old has absolutely been on fire since the calendar turned to August, hitting .372 with four homers, 12 RBI and 15 runs scored with half a month still left to play. The good stretch has his overall line up to a healthy .288/.409/.538 with 27 homers, 72 RBI and 85 runs scored.

MLB Betting Trends

Boston

The Red Sox are 16-6 in Brian Johnson’s last 22 starts but are just 1-10 in their last 11 games when their opponent scores five runs or more in their previous game.

Cleveland

The Indians have won 23 of Shane Bieber’s last 32 starts and are 8-3 in his last 11 outings at home.

Prediction:

The over is 12-3-3 in the last 18 meetings between these two teams and is 5-1 in the last six meetings at Progressive Field. The over has also cashed in nine of Johnson’s last 11 starts and is 36-16-1 in the Red Sox’ last 53 games. Meanwhile, the over is 11-4 in the Indians’ last 15 games versus American League East opponents and is 9-2 in their last 11 home games versus a left-handed starter.

The Pick: Red Sox/Indians OVER 9.5

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