Red Sox vs. Indians MLB Prediction
After rallying to knock off the Indians last night, the Red Sox will look to make it two straight in Cleveland when the two teams meet again at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday. Will the Red Sox cash as a road favorite or is there a better play on the board?
963 Boston Red Sox (-160) at 964 Cleveland Indians (+140); o/u 9
4:05 p.m. ET, Saturday, August 28, 2021
Progressive Park, Cleveland, OH
Boston Red Sox DFS Notes
Jonathan Arauz hit a three-run homer off James Karinchak in the eighth to lead the Red Sox to a 4-3 win over the Indians on Friday. Arauz was called up before the game because Kiké Hernandez went on the COVID-IL. The homer was his first in 34 at-bats this season and second in 103 career at-bats.
Cleveland Indians DFS Notes
James Karinchak gave up three runs without retiring a batter in the eighth inning to take a blown save and a loss Friday against the Red Sox. Karinchak has been hit as hard as anyone in the league by the sticky stuff crackdown. Before that, he was one of the game's toughest at-bats. Since mid-June, though, he's given up 17 runs in 24 innings. The Indians have to hope he figures something out this winter.
Red Sox vs. Indians MLB Betting Prediction
The over is 5-3 in the last eight meetings between these two teams in Cleveland and is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall. The over is also 5-1 in the Red Sox’ last six games overall, is 5-1 in their last six games as a favorite is 4-1 in their last five games when facing a right-handed starter. On the other side, the over is 5-2 in the Indians’ last six home games versus a right-handed starter and is 5-3 in their last eight games versus a right-handed starter overall.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: RED SOX/INDIANS OVER 9