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Indians vs. Red Sox - 10/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Red Sox (78-80) at Cleveland Indians (78-80)

MLB Baseball: Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Henry Owens (4-3) (3.84) vs. Josh Tomlin

The Line: Cleveland Indians -138 / Boston Red Sox +128 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: NESN/STOh

The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Boston Red Sox look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Red Sox have won nine straight when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 194 hits and 81 RBI while Mookie Betts and David Ortiz have combined for 182 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have won five of their last six road games. Henry Owens gets the ball, and he’s 4-3 with a 3.84 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. This is Owens’ first career game against the Indians.

Indians vs. Red Sox - 10/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cleveland Indians look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indians have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Indians have won six straight when scoring more than three runs. Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 170 hits and 52 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana have combined for 165 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have lost five of their last eight home games. Josh Tomlin takes the hill, and he’s 6-2 with a 3.03 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Tomlin is 1-2 with a 6.67 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are 9-3 in their last 12 during game 1 of a series and 3-8 in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The Indians are 13-3 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series and 16-7 in their last 23 home games. The over is 12-5-1 in the last 18 meetings.

The Red Sox are resting guys with the season all but finished, and they have to travel after a late game Thursday night. Don't love this game at all, but if forced to pick, I'm taking the Indians at home.

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Cleveland Indians -138

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