Free MLB Pick: Red Sox vs Indians Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(73-56) Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians (63-62)
Date: Friday, August 27th
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Logan Allen
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox OFF | Indians OFF
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5 (OFF)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
Offense should take center stage on Friday night when the Red Sox visit the Indians. Boston scored 29 runs in their most recent three game series with the Twins, and will be facing an Indians pitcher just called up from Triple A.
The Indians should have their chances to score too, as Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez (9-7, 5.19 ERA) served up 5 ER over just 3.2 IP in his last start. Cleveland has also won 5 of their last 6, and scored 20 runs in taking two of three from Texas this week.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox had 11-9 and 12-2 wins over the visiting Twins this week, although they did let a 9-6 loss on Wednesday get away. Bobby Dalbec had 2 HRs hitting in the #9 spot on Thursday with 7 RBI and Kyle Schwarber drew 4 walks as well.
Minnesota and Texas are two last place teams, and the Sox still only have managed to take two of three in those series’. Thanks to a late season collapse by the Oakland A’s (losers of five straight), Boston has still been able to hold on to a 2.5 game lead for the second spot in the AL wild card race.
The Sox offense should have another big day against Logan Allen, making his first big league start since early July. That’s great news for Schwarber, who is hitting .421 over the past week with a .607 OBP and Boston in general as they’ve hit 13 HR the past six games.
It’s certain that Rodriguez needs a bounce back game on the mound though. The left-hander had been pitching well with 2 ER allowed over three starts but was tagged for 5 and couldn’t get out of the 4th in his last outing, a 10-1 loss to the Rangers.
Cleveland is 5-1 on their most recent home stand, but that has come against the Angels and Rangers. The quality of competition amps up a bit over the weekend and if day of the week trends matter Boston is 15-3 their last 18 Friday games while the Indians are 5-11 the last 16. TGIF.
It’s obvious Cleveland might have to score some runs to stay in this series opener, and that hasn’t been a problem as they’ve hit 5+ in 5 of the last 7. Rodriguez laid a dud his last time out for Boston, but he had 24 K’s in the three games prior.
Indians bats do come in with a little momentum, hanging 10 on the Rangers in Thursday’s series finale. Cleveland was up 4-0 after the 1st inning, and hit 3 HRs total to get the W.
A big wild card for the series opener with Boston is starter Logan Allen (1-5, 9.13 ERA). The lefty hopes some time in Triple A has helped him refocus on mechanics, as he had given up 17 ER over his last 4 starts in MLB.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 15-3 last 18 Friday games
- Red Sox are 3-8 their last 11 following a win
- Indians are 5-1 last 6 overall
- Indians are 5-11 last 16 Friday games
- Indians are 2-9 last 11 vs. AL East
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
Allen had allowed 8 HR in his last four big league starts before being sent down to Triple A. That’s not good against a Boston team smacking the ball around pretty well right now. The Red Sox are getting contributions up and down the lineup, something Cleveland cannot answer.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Red Sox -1.5
The line is late coming out on this one, but there should be a decent price on a Red Sox blowout win.
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