Red Sox Vs Indians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 29, 2021

Written By Staff on August 29, 2021

Two of baseball’s most productive sluggers go head-to-head when the Boston Red Sox (75-56) and the Cleveland Indians (63-64) play at 1:10 PM ET on Sunday at Progressive Field. Rafael Devers has 30 home runs (seventh in league) for the Red Sox, and Jose Ramirez ranks seventh with 30 dingers for the Indians. Boston’s (-155 to win) Tanner Houck starts against Cleveland’s (+135) Eli Morgan.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 29, 2021, 1:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Red Sox vs Indians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Houck (BOS) Pitcher Morgan (CLE)
0 – 3 W/L 2 – 6
39.1 IP 58.2
3.43 ERA 5.98
1.190 WHIP 1.310
11.9 K/9 8.9
1.6 BB/9 2.1

Red Sox Probable Starter Tanner Houck

  • Houck (0-3 with a 3.43 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 39 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Red Sox, his ninth of the season.
  • The right-hander’s most recent appearance was on Tuesday against the Twins, when he went 4 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • He will face off against an Indians team that is hitting .237 as a unit (21st in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .410 (14th in the league) with 164 total home runs (12th in MLB play).
  • The Red Sox are 3-3 in Houck’s six starts this season with Boston as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 29, 2021 at 1:11 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Probable Starter Eli Morgan

  • The Indians will hand the ball to Morgan (2-6) for his 13th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings pitched on Tuesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Rangers.
  • The Red Sox have scored 664 runs this season, which ranks fourth in MLB. They have 1145 hits, second in baseball, with 172 home runs (eighth in the league).
  • His team is 3-5 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 29, 2021 at 1:11 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox’s offense is averaging 4.4 runs in road games and 5.7 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Red Sox have the No. 4 offense in MLB play scoring 5.1 runs per game (664 total runs).
  • The Red Sox have gone 51-35 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 59.3% of those games).
  • Boston is 19-14 (winning 57.6% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -155 or shorter.
  • Boston has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 58 times this season for a 58-70-3 record against the over/under.
  • Boston has a 6-3 record from the nine games it was favored on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.
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Indians Betting Trends

  • The Indians have scored 562 runs (4.4 per game) this season, which ranks 19th in MLB.
  • In 64 home games this season, they’ve scored 4.6 runs per contest compared to the 4.3 per game they score away from Progressive Field.
  • The Indians have entered the game as underdogs 67 times this season and won 26, or 38.8%, of those games.
  • Cleveland is 10-19 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +135 or more on the moneyline.
  • Cleveland’s games have gone over the total in 63 of their 124 chances.
  • Cleveland has played as the underdog in four of its past 10 games and won one of those contests.

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Devers has racked up a team-best 30 home runs and 96 runs batted in.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB play, Devers’ 130 hits rank 24th, his 30 HR rank seventh, his 96 RBI rank second, and his .549 SLG ranks second.
  • Xander Bogaerts’ .298 batting average leads his team.
  • Bogaerts ranks 16th in hits (134), 13th in AVG (.298), 25th in OBP (.364), and fifth in SLG (.504) among qualifying hitters in baseball.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rafael Devers 468 .278 80 30 96 .347 .896
J.D. Martínez 466 .281 80 24 82 .340 .859
Xander Bogaerts 450 .298 76 20 69 .364 .868
Alex Verdugo 447 .284 76 12 49 .347 .777
Christian Vázquez 380 .255 43 5 39 .309 .651
Bobby Dalbec 330 .236 37 16 59 .287 .742
Kyle Schwarber 304 .270 50 27 56 .365 .944
Travis Shaw 178 .191 14 6 28 .279 .616
Kevin Plawecki 120 .292 13 1 9 .361 .728
Jarren Duran 97 .216 17 2 8 .238 .589

Indians Players to Watch

  • Ramirez is batting .262 this season with a team-high 30 home runs and 83 RBI.
  • Ramirez ranks seventh in HR (30), and 13th in RBI (83) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Amed Rosario is batting .284 to lead Cleveland, while adding eight homers and 44 runs batted in this season.
  • Among qualified hitters, Rosario does not rank among the top hitters in baseball in the league.

Indians Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 455 .284 64 8 44 .325 .736
José Ramírez 435 .262 86 30 83 .337 .886
Myles Straw 325 .262 44 2 34 .339 .665
Franmil Reyes 311 .260 44 24 65 .328 .878
Austin Hedges 215 .181 23 6 23 .222 .506
Bradley Zimmer 211 .251 29 6 27 .355 .729
Yu Chang 159 .208 23 6 22 .244 .647
Bobby Bradley 155 .219 26 11 26 .318 .795
Oscar Mercado 141 .234 17 3 11 .312 .674
Owen Miller 124 .169 13 3 11 .224 .490

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