Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians Preview 4/14
- Updated: April 14, 2008
MLB Betting Preview
Boston Red Sox (7-6) at Cleveland Indians (5-7)
Monday, 7:05 pm Eastern â€“ ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: IndiansÂ – 125, TotalÂ 9.5 Flat
The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians begin a series on Monday in a rematch of last yearâ€™s ALCS that Boston won after trailing three games to one.Â Boston went on to win the World Series after the comeback against Cleveland.Â The Indians could be looking for a little revenge but considering they are only 5-7 this season they could just be trying to win some games. “We just need to win some games,” Indians left fielder Jason Michaels said. “These guys haven’t talked about (Boston).” The Indians are coming off a 7-1 win against Oakland on Sunday. Grady Sizemore went 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the victory. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Indians at Home.
Boston is throwing lefthander Jon Lester on Monday.Â Lester is 1-2 on the season with a 4.50 ERA. He gave up four runs, five hits and walked four in 5 1-3 innings of a 7-2 loss to Detroit on Wednesday.Â He faced Cleveland twice in relief last season and allowed three runs in 3 2-3 innings. He is 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA in two career starts versus the Indians. The Red Sox are coming off an 8-5 victory over the Yankees on Sunday. Manny Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a RBI on Sunday.Â Designated hitter David Ortiz got the night off against the Yankees as he is in a horrible 3 for 43 slump to start the season. “Just trying to figure things out for a minute so I can go back to being Big Papi again,” said Ortiz
SBG Global Current Line: IndiansÂ – 128, TotalÂ 9 Under -115
Jake Westbrook gets the start for Cleveland on Monday.Â He is 1-1 on the season with a 2.76 ERA.Â He allowed three runs and seven hits in a complete-game 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. He is 3-2 with a 4.81 ERA in six career games against Boston.
Here are the MLB betting stats for Mondayâ€™s game.Â The Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. the American League Central. The Red Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 series openers. The Red Sox are 14-6 in their last 20 overall. The Red Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Red Sox are 2-7 in their last 9 games as a road underdog. The Red Sox are 12-4 in Lesterâ€™s last 16 starts. The Red Sox are 6-2 in Lesterâ€™s last 8 starts as a road underdog.
The Indians are 9-2 in their last 11 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The Indians are 17-5 in their last 22 Monday games. The Indians are 22-7 in their last 29 home games. The Indians are 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Indians are 1-5 in their last 6 games as a favorite. The Indians are 1-4 in Westbrookâ€™s last 5 starts as a favorite.
The Under is the 6-2-1 in Red Sox last 9 games as a road underdog. The Under is 20-7-1 in the Red Sox last 28 Monday games. The Under is 52-24-5 in the Red Sox last 81 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 4-0 in Lesterâ€™s last 4 starts overall. The Under is 5-0 in Lesterâ€™s last 5 road starts. The Under is 4-0-2 in Lesterâ€™s last 6 starts vs. the American League Central.
The Over is 5-1-3 in the Indians last 9 vs. the American League East. The Over is 5-2-1 in Indians last 8 games as a home favorite. The Under is 17-4 in Westbrookâ€™s last 21 starts as a home favorite. The Under is 22-6 in Westbrookâ€™s last 28 home starts. The Under is 19-7 in Westbrookâ€™s last 26 starts overall. The Under is 5-2 in Westbrookâ€™s last 7 starts vs. the American League East. The Over is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings between the two teams and the Under is 4-1-2 in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland. The Under is 4-1 in Westbrookâ€™s last 5 home starts vs. the Red Sox.
Pick Under 9 4units
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