Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians 8/27/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox
Date & Time: 8/27/2021, 11:10 PM UTC
Location: Progressive Field,
Address: Cleveland, OH
Latest Odds: BOS -180 ; O/U 9.5
TV Channel: FSOH

On Friday, the Boston Red Sox open a three-game series on the road against the Cleveland Indians. Boston is 72-56 following a 9-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Boston has split each of the first two games of its three-game series with Minnesota that concludes on Thursday. The Red Sox are third in the American League East 7 ½ games behind first-place Tampa Bay.

Xander Bogaerts is batting .302 to lead Boston and the shortstop has team highs in hits with 133 and on-base percentage at .371. Third baseman Rafael Devers has 29 home runs and 91 RBIs to lead Boston in both categories. On Friday, the Boston Red Sox will send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound. The left-hander is 9-7 with an ERA of 5.19, 148 Ks and 37 BBs.

Cleveland improved to 62-62 following its 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Franmil Reyes hit one of four home runs for the Indians in the victory. Cleveland has won four of the last five and the Indians are second in the American League Central nine games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox.

Amed Rosario is batting .287 to lead Cleveland and the shortstop has a team high 127 hits. Third baseman Jose Ramirez has 29 home runs, 79 RBIs and a .340 on-base percentage to lead Cleveland in each of the three categories. Cleveland has not yet announced it's starting pitcher for Friday's opening game of a three-game series at home against the Boston Red Sox.

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Betting Trends

  • Boston is 35-17 in its last 52 versus an AL Central opponent
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Red Sox last 4
  • Cleveland is 4-1 in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Indians last 6 at home versus a left-handed starter
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Free MLB Pick: Cleveland Indians +160

Cleveland has struggled this season and is currently nine games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox in the American League Central, but the Indians have won four of the last five overall and four of the last five when playing at home. Boston has struggled of late losing five of the last eight overall and eight of the last nine on the road. Final Score Prediction, Cleveland Indians win 6-4.

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