Indians vs. Red Sox Prediction
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
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
7:10PM ET – Fenway Park
TV: NESN (Bos); STO (Cle)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, 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