Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks

May 10, 2012


The Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Fenway Park.
The Indians will give the ball to starter Derek Lowe in this one. Righthander Lowe is 4-1 this season with a 2.39 ERA.
Starting this game for the Red Sox will be Josh Beckett. The righthander has a 4.45 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.
Cleveland lost its last outing, an 8-1 result against the White Sox on May 9. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +150 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Current streak:
Cleveland has lost 2 straight games.
Boston has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Cleveland: 17-13 SU
Boston: 12-18 SU

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Cleveland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Cleveland’s last 25 games on the road
Cleveland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Boston’s last 19 games at home
Boston is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Boston home to Cleveland, Friday, May 11

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