Should Players who Bet on MLB Favor Boston this Monday?
Posted by: Mike Davis
With the trade deadline looming over the shoulders of online baseball betting players, bettors are waiting for the dust to settle before jumping on a new opportunity. In the meantime, those who bet on MLB games can look forward to Monday’s action to help pass the time. Let’s take a look at any eye-grabbing results from the weekend, before we check the day’s line up.
Weekend’s Online Baseball Betting Recap
Saturday offered three MLB contests for players. The Orioles beat the Rangers 4-0, the Padres dealt the Pirates a 4-2 loss, and the A’s scraped past the Minnesota Twins 5-4.
Sunday had some interesting results, particularly for the AL East. The Rays beat the Yankees 5-3 and the Royals handed the Red Sox another loss. With Boston also suffering recent losses, New York has been able to overtake their rivals atop the division, albeit by a ½ game lead.
The Indians suffered a 3-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox, further opening the door for Kansas City to take the AL Central.
The Astros suffered a surprising 1-13 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Houston still has a 16 game lead atop the AL West.
The Dodgers were able to build on their whopping lead in the NL West by defeating the Giants 3-2.
There will be a total of 16 online baseball betting matchups for MLB players to choose from. Most of the contests will feature teams from the AL East so players who bet on MLB matches might want to pay special attention to the contest between the Red Sox and Cleveland.
Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians – Monday, July 30th
When: 7:08 pm ET
Where: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Series: Game 1 of 3-Game Series
Stream: MLB TV
Online Baseball Betting Odds:
Boston Red Sox +1 ½ (-150) 10 ½ (-115) +104
Cleveland Indians -1 ½ (+130) 10 ½ (-105) -114
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox come into this matchup sporting a 56-47 record that puts them ½ a game behind the division leading Yankees. However, Boston owns a 3 game lead over 3rd place Tampa Bay. The Red Sox have been struggling to find consistency in the second half of the season, posting 6 losses in their last 9 games. Nonetheless, bettors who want to bet on the Red Sox this evening should find some value in the above odds.
The Red Sox will be starting Doug Fister Monday evening. Fister is 0-5 on the season with a 1.86 WHIP and 7.46 ERA. Fister has posted a 4.91 ERA in his last 7 days, which is still not enough to convince MLB sportsbook players to bet on the Red Sox this Monday, until they compare him to the Indians’ starting pitcher.
The Indians ride into this contest with a 57-46 record that places them 1st in the AL Central. Cleveland owns a 2 game lead over 2nd place Kansas City and a 7 game lead over 3rd place Minnesota. The Indians recently got their 9-match win streak snapped by the White Sox, and will be looking to take their frustration out on Boston.
Mike Clevinger will walk to the mound Monday evening. Clevinger is 5-3 on the season with a 3.20 ERA as well as a 1.21 WHIP. Additionally, Clevinger has posted a staggering 10.38 ERA in his last 4.1 innings pitched.