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How To Bet The Boston vs Cleveland Baseball Lines

Written by on April 6, 2016

On Thursday night, the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox wrap up their season-opening series. The Indians (0-1) fell in the opener on Tuesday, 6-2. The Red Sox (1-0) are in the American League East, while the Indians are in the Central. Make sure to keep up with the 2016 MLB betting odds with us here at

How To Bet The Boston vs Cleveland MLB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Thursday, April 7, 2016, 6:10pm ETWhere: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OHTV: NESN, STOHRadio: Indians and Red SoxLive Stream: NESNMLB Odds: TBAPitching Matchup: Joe Kelly (0-0) (BOS) vs Danny Salazar (0-0) (CLE)

Why should you bet on the Indians?

The Indians were only able to plate two runs against the Red Sox in the opener, and that ended up being a Boston win. Cleveland send Danny Salazar to the mound, who posted an 18-5 strikeout-walk ratio in his 13 spring training innings. He does have a split-finger change that makes hitters bite, and a curve that he can control, so that his ground ball rate was higher in 2015 than it was in previous years. So if he is on, and if the Tribe can put bats on Joe Kelly’s pitching, then I like the Indians’ chances.

Why should you put your money on Boston?

Big Papi roared in the season opener, driving a late blast out of Progressive Field to help the Red Sox move to a win in their season opener. In the third game, though, the Red Sox trot out a pitcher in Joe Kelly who has been average over the course of his career. He does have a career record of 31-22, and a career ERA below 4, but his fastball (although hitting 95 sometimes) does not have a lot of movement. The Red Sox are facing an Indians team that struggled on offense last year, though, so they should be able to outscore the Tribe.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

After looking at some spring training results, I’m thinking that Cleveland will get the better pitching performance. I like the Indians to eke out a close one, 4-2.