Indians vs. Red Sox Prediction

Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Red Sox, 8/22/18 Prediction & Odds

The Cleveland Indians have won the first two games with the Boston Red Sox in this series. Can the Tribe make it three straight tonight at 7:10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

973 Cleveland Indians at 974 Boston Red Sox

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

7:10PM ET – Fenway Park

TV: NESN (Bos); STO (Cle)

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at, Cleveland is favored on the road in this one, as the Indians are getting odds of -115 to win. The Red Sox are listed with a money line of +105 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 69 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 win third straight

The Indians won their third straight game on Tuesday night in a 6-3 victory at the Red Sox. Cleveland is now 73-52 overall and 34-28 on the road. The Tribe are putting up 5.11 runs per game on offense while allowing 3.98 per contest.

Carlos Carrasco gets the start for the Indians this evening. He is making his 24th start of the season and has a 15-6 record with a 3.33 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. Carrasco has 161 strikeouts and 28 walks over 143.1 innings of work this year.

Red Sox lose third straight

Boston dropped its third straight game on Tuesday in the 6-3 loss to the Indians at home. Boston is now 88-39 overall and 44-18 at home. The Red Sox are putting up 5.39 runs per game this year while giving up 3.72 per contest.

Brian Johnson gets the start for the Red Sox on Wednesday night. He has made nine starts this year and has 31 appearances. He has a 4-3 record with a 4.00 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. Johnson has 72 strikeouts with 27 walks over 78.2 innings.

MLB Betting Trends


The Indians have won 22 of their last 26 Wednesday games and they have won 17 of their last 21 on the road.


The Red Sox have won 21 of their last 26 Wednesday games and they are 12-2 in Johnson’s last 14 starts.


Carrasco has been on a roll over the last month. He has now allowed an earned run in three of his last four outings and just seven total earned runs over his last seven appearances. Johnson has given up at least three runs in three of his last four starts and he has faced some weaker lineups. Cleveland should have a lot of confidence and momentum right now and I think it leads to another win for the Indians.


The Pick: Cleveland Indians -115


MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Rays vs. Dodgers Game 2 Prediction The Dodgers took Game 1 of the 2020 World Series 8-3 and cashed as a large favorite over the underdog Rays. The over also hit easily as L.A.’s bats came alive in the...
Thumbnail Rays vs. Dodgers Game 1 Prediction Game 1 of the 2020 World Series takes place tonight at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX as the Dodgers take on the Rays at 8:09 p.m. ET. With Tyler Glasnow set to...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Rays Game 6 Prediction The Astros have rallied back in the ALCS to win a pair of games but they still trail the Rays three games to two and still face elimination on Friday evening when...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves Game 4 Prediction After routing the Braves in Game 3 on Wednesday, will the Dodgers pick up another win and even up their series with Atlanta in Game 4 tonight at 8:08 p.m. ET?...
Thumbnail Rays vs. Astros Game 4 Prediction The Rays will send Tyler Glasnow to the hill look for a sweep tonight of the Astros and advance to the World Series. Listed as a -145 money line favorite, will...