Red Sox vs Indians Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 29: MLB
- Aug 29, 2021, 7:57:55 AM
Credit: photo by Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||1:10 p.m. EST|
|Red Sox money line||-164|
|Red Sox run line||-1.5 (-105)|
|Indians money line||+140|
|Indians run line||+1.5 (-115)|
|Over / under||9.5|
|Road / home record||34-30||34-30|
|Last 10 record||6-4||6-4|
|Over / under record||56-67-5||64-55-6|
|Runs / game||5.07||4.43|
|Runs allowed / game||4.57||4.56|
The Boston Red Sox will be trying to finish off the three-game sweep against the Cleveland Indians here. Boston won a come-from-behind game 4-3 on Friday and 5-3 in 10 innings on Saturday. These games will be important as they also play in Fenway Park next weekend.
The offense of the Red Sox has been clicking as in their last 13 games, they are scoring 6.15 runs per game.
The Indians have not been too far behind as in their last 13 games, they are averaging 5.54 runs per game.
Tanner Houck (0-3, 3.43 ERA) will be taking the mound looking to sweep Cleveland. He is coming off a no-decision against the Minnesota Twins where he went 4.2 innings and allowed three runs on eight hits with a walk and six strikeouts. This will be his first career appearance against the Indians but hitters have been getting hits off him as he has a .310 batting average against him in his four August starts.
Eli Morgan (2-6, 5.98 ERA) takes the ball against the Red Sox here. He is coming off a losing effort against the Texas Rangers where he allowed four runs on eight hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work. This will also be his first time seeing the Boston Red Sox lineup for himself but he has been pitching well as hitters have a .238 batting average against him in 27.1 innings throughout the month of August.
These teams have played two games where they played a one-run ballgame and then an extra-inning game. They are similarly built with offensive weapons and iffy back-end of the rotation pitchers. Boston was forced to use seven pitchers out of the bullpen on Saturday, so their bullpen availability is going to be affected here. Cleveland has played well this series overall despite losing both games so go with them to cover the run line here.
PICK: Cleveland Indians run line +1.5 (-115)
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