Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/14/14
Cleveland Indians (33-34) at Boston Red Sox (30-36)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm (Fenway Park)
T.J. House (L) (0-1) (5.485) vs. Jake Peavy (R) (1-4) (4.758)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -154 / Cleveland Indians +144 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STO, NESN
The Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox play game three of four Saturday at Fenway Park.
The Indians have lost four straight and drop to two games below a .500 record. The issue for the Indians hasn’t changed much, as their pitching staff has an ERA of 4.04. The Indians have allowed four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. Offensively, Michael Brantley has 16 hits in his last 10 games and Lonnie Chisenhall has scored eight runs in his last seven games. T.J. House takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 5.24 ERA and has 14 strikeouts in 22.1 innings. This will be House’s second career start against the Red Sox.
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The inconsistent Red Sox have won four of their last six games, but are still five games below .500. The Red Sox have scored 15 runs in the first two games of this series, but it’s their pitching staff that has allowed four or more runs in five of their last nine games. David Ortiz has scored in a run in back-to-back games and has homered three times in his last nine, while Jackie Bradley Jr. has scored three runs in this series. Jake Peavy gets the start, and he’s 1-4 with a 4.76 ERA and has 62 strikeouts in 81.1 innings. Peavy is 5-4 with a 4.18 ERA in 12 career starts against the Indians.
The Indians are 7-19 in their last 26 games as a road underdog and 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series. The Red Sox are 1-5 in Peavy's last 6 starts and 0-5 in Peavy's last 5 starts vs. American League Central. The Indians are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Boston.
Both of these teams are about as up-and-down as they come. Due to that, I'll throw a little something on the Indians and the plus money. You just can't trust either team this season.