Indians vs. Red Sox Prediction
After edging the Boston Red Sox on Monday night, will the Cleveland Indians pick up another big road win tonight in Boston at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
7:10PM ET – Fenway Park
TV: NESN (Bos); STO (Cle)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Boston is favored at home in this game, as the Red Sox are getting odds of -145 to win. The Indians are listed with odds of +135 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 84 percent going on Boston at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Indians take opener
The Indians grabbed a 5-4 win over the Red Sox on Monday for their eighth win in nine game. Cleveland is now 72-52 overall and 33-28 on the road. The Tribe are putting up 5.10 runs per game on offense while allowing 3.98 per contest.
Shane Bieber gets the start for the Indians on Tuesday night. He has started 12 games this season, posting a 6-2 record with a 4.37 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Bieber has 71 strikeouts and 15 walks over 68.0 innings on the mound.
Red Sox drop second straight
Boston lost its second consecutive games on Monday night in the 5-4 loss to the Indians. Boston is now 88-38 overall and 44-17 at home. The Red Sox are putting up 5.40 runs per game this year while giving up 3.70 per contest.
Nathan Eovaldi gets the start for the Red Sox on Tuesday. He has started 14 games on the year and four for the Red Sox. Eovaldi carries a 5-4 record with a 3.62 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. Eovaldi has pitched 79.2 innings and has 67 strikeouts with 11 walks this year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won 20 of their last 26 against right-handed starters and 16 of their last 21 overall.
The Red Sox have won nine of their last 12 against AL Central opponents and 13 of their last 16 home games against a team with a winning road record.
Neither team has their best arm on the mound today, but I think that will eventually work best for the Red Sox. Boston has the better hitting and the better bullpen. The Sox are also at home and the Indians have had a tendency to go silent at the plate this year. I like the Red Sox to bounce back and take Game 2 from Cleveland.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -145