Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians 08/28/2021 Analysis, Odds and Betting Picks
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Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians 08/28/2021 – The Cleveland Indians did their work but lost their first encounter with the visiting Boston Red Sox at home. They look to learn from their previous game and do better in their second matchup with them this Saturday, August 28. The first pitch takes place inside the Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio at exactly 4:05 p.m. The broadcast rights are granted to FS1 and they will be sharing the same feed to MLB.TV for their online live streaming subscribers. This game is expected to be close once again according to MLB betting odds but the Boston Red Sox should be the safer bet against the Cleveland Indians.
Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians 08/28/2021
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are now one of the top five in the American League standings with their record of 75-55 and they are just a game behind the Chicago White Sox. This team has won four of their last five and will look to get into a three-game winning streak in this matchup with the Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox were down 1-3 at the bottom of the seventh and chased the lead with a 3 RBI inning at the top of the eighth. Jonathan Arauz went for the hat trick scoring three RBIs for his team while pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez held his own after giving up two home runs.
Players to watch: J.D. Martinez LF (GP 119, AB 461, R 78, H 129, 2B 33, 3B 3, HR 23, RBI 79, TB 237, BB 46, SO 120, SB 0, AVG 0.28, OBP 0.345, SLG 0.514, OPS 0.859, WAR 2.5), Rafael Devers 3B (GP 123, AB 460, R 80, H 127, 2B 34, 3B 1, HR 30, RBI 94, TB 253, BB 51, SO 111, SB 4, AVG 0.276, OBP 0.352, SLG 0.55, OPS 0.902, WAR 3.6).
The Cleveland Indians find themselves with an even record of 63-all and ninth in the American League. They still need to put in a lot of work if they intend to overtake the Toronto Blue Jays who hold a 2.5 game advantage over them. Prior to their matchup against the Boston Red Sox, this team was on a good groove winning five of their last six games. Against the Red Sox, if they didn’t collapse in the eighth inning, the game could have been theirs. Jose Ramirez led the team with two RBIs while Yu Chang also scored one. Logan Allen pitched for six innings and had five strikeouts.
Players to Watch: Amed Rosario SS (GP 116, AB 446, R 63, H 128, 2B 22, 3B 6, HR 8, RBI 44, TB 186, BB 27, SO 93, SB 12, AVG 0.287, OBP 0.329, SLG 0.417, OPS 0.746, WAR 1.6), Jose Ramirez 3B (GP 116, AB 427, R 84, H 110, 2B 26, 3B 4, HR 29, RBI 80, TB 231, BB 51, SO 67, SB 19, AVG 0.258, OBP 0.344, SLG 0.541, OPS 0.885, WAR 4.7).
Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Betting Numbers
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games.
Cleveland are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians Betting Picks
The Boston Red Sox showed why they are above the Cleveland Indians during their last game and it is seen by the best online sportsbook that they will be winning again. This should be another close game.
Prediction: 5-3, Red Sox wins.