The Indians and the Red Sox will begin a four game series in Boston on Thursday. Check out the MLB odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The Indians (26-18 entering Wednesday night’s game) had some trouble with the Tigers in their last series. Cleveland won five games in a row before these two games against Detroit. The Indians’ streak consisted of a four game series sweep of the Seattle Mariners and a victory against the Phillies. During that streak, Justin Masterson improved his record to 7-2 on the year and defeated ace Felix Hernandez. In the loss against the Tigers, Max Scherzer got another win as the pitcher and is now 6-0 on the season. The Indians were only able to score a single run in that game and now will start Zach McCallister in the opening game against the Red Sox. McCallister is 3-3 on the season.
Boston (28-19) has been playing decent in their recent games as they have lost two of their last three but won six of their last eight. In their last series, the other Sox team, the White Sox, took two out of the three in Chicago. Boston won the last game of the series and Clay Buchholz got the win. Buchholz is now 7-0 on the season.
The Indians are 20-24 against the spread this season and the Red Sox are 22-24 ATS.
I am going to pick the away team, the Indians, mainly because of the struggles that Dempster, the Red Sox starting pitcher, has suffered so to take Cleveland www.sportsbookroom.com.