Indians at Red Sox - 8/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (54-61) at Boston Red Sox (52-64)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
D Salazar (10-6) (3.26) vs. S Wright (5-4) (4.09)
The Line: Boston Red Sox +110 / Cleveland Indians -120 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox begin their series Monday night.
The Cleveland Indians look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Indians have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Indians have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 132 hits and 39 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana have combined for 117 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost six of their last eight road games. Danny Salazar gets the nod, and he’s 10-6 with a 3.26 ERA and 151 strikeouts this season. This will be Salazar’s first career game against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 45 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight straight games. The Red Sox have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 138 hits and 59 RBI while Mookie Betts and David Ortiz have combined for 126 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have won five of their last seven games. Matt Barnes takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 5.64 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Barnes’ first career game against the Indians.
The Indians are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. American League East and 10-4 in Salazars last 14 starts as a favorite. The Red Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 Monday games and 5-1 in their last 6 home games. The Indians are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Boston and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
This is Barnes first career start, which always makes me a little iffy. The Red Sox are also enjoying an offensive explosion as of late. This has a good formula for an over here.