Free MLB Pick: Red Sox vs Indians Odds
Looking for Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians free plays? ALDS betting sees the Red Sox taking on the Indians on Thursday October 6, 2016 at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions.
ALDS: Series Tied 0-0
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time: 8:08 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers:: Red Sox RH Rick Porcello (22-4, 3.15 ERA) vs. Indians RH Trevor Bauer (12-8, 4.26)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -145; Indians +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians +1.5 -135
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The ALDS gets set for action on Thursday night as playoff baseball returns to Cleveland for the first time since 2013.
The Cleveland Indians will welcome in the Boston Red Sox as the Tribe look to use the home field advantage that they got on the final day of the regular season.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox were actually on the outside looking in at times in the month of September, but a 10 game winning streak saw them take off in the AL East.
The Red Sox held the top spot in the American League, but back to back losses to Toronto in the final 2 games of the season saw the Red Sox fall behind Cleveland, losing home field.
Boston limps into the postseason, losing 5 of 6.
With the Indians decision to pitch Corey Kluber in Game 2, the Red Sox will send send out Rick Porcello to allow David Price to matchup with him.
Porcello sits with a 22-4 record and has a real shot at the American League Cy Young.
Finishing the season 8-1 over his last 11, Porcello will look to use that and his career success against Indians to his advantage.
Over a 22 start span, Porcello has gone 10-4 with a 3.35 ERA against Cleveland.
The Indians are being given no chance heading into their ALDS series with the Red Sox.
Cleveland has battled adversity all season long through the amount of injuries they’ve been hit with, but nothing has been able to slow them down.
With the entire media picking the Red Sox and even their own reporter bashing the team back in the month of September, Cleveland will enter the playoffs with a giant chip on their shoulder and the mentality of proving everyone wrong.
The Tribe swept away the Royals in the final weekend of the season to help secure home field, which is a huge deal considering this team has gone 53-28 at home.
They’ll send out Trevor Bauer here, who has been a real hit or miss kind of pitcher. However, Bauer’s fire has never been in question and if he can find it early, the RH is unhittable at times.
Bauer held Kansas City to just 3 runs in 6.0 innings of work in his final start, as command is his biggest key. Pitching inside to the Red Sox hitters is a must for him to have success.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-1-1 in Indians last 6 overall.
- Over is 7-2 in Indians last 9 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Over is 9-3 in Indians last 12 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
- Over is 10-4 in Porcellos last 14 road starts.
- Over is 5-2 in Porcellos last 7 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
The marquee pitching matchup will take place in Game 2 of this series, leaving Game 1 as a coin flip.
Look for both offenses to find success here, as this game will have a lot of run scoring opportunities.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 8.5
Expect back and forth action with bullpens being key here.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 6- Boston 4
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