Red Sox Vs Indians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – September 5, 2021

Written By Staff on September 5, 2021

A pair of MLB’s best sluggers go head-to-head when the Boston Red Sox (79-59) and the Cleveland Indians (67-66) meet at 1:10 PM ET on Sunday at Fenway Park. Rafael Devers has 33 homers (sixth in league) for the Red Sox, and Jose Ramirez ranks eighth with 32 round-trippers for the Indians. Boston’s (-135 to win) Kutter Crawford gets the start against Cleveland’s (+115) Zach Plesac.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 5, 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

Crawford (BOS) Pitcher Plesac (CLE)
0 – 0 W/L 9 – 4
0.0 IP 114.1
0.00 ERA 4.49
0.000 WHIP 1.120
0 K/9 6.3
0 BB/9 1.8

Red Sox Probable Starter Kutter Crawford

  • Crawford will make his first start of the season for the Red Sox.
  • The right-hander will make his MLB debut. He’s 25 years old.
  • Crawford and his team were underdogs on the moneyline every time he pitched a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 5, 2021 at 1:12 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Stats vs Crawford

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 11 .364 4 0 2 .417 .781
Austin Hedges 6 .333 2 2 2 .429 1.762
Myles Straw 2 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Harold Ramirez 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 3.000

Indians Probable Starter Zach Plesac

  • The Indians will hand the ball to Plesac (9-4) for his 21st start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw seven scoreless innings against the Royals while allowing two hits.
  • The Red Sox rank third in MLB with a .259 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks second in the league (.445) and 183 home runs.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 6-4.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 5, 2021 at 1:12 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Plesac

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Danny Santana 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Rafael Devers 5 .400 2 0 0 .500 1.300
J.D. Martinez 5 .600 3 1 1 .600 2.000
Christian Vázquez 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500

Red Sox Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox score an average of 5.7 runs per game at home and 4.3 per contest away from Fenway Park.
  • The Red Sox have the No. 3 offense in baseball scoring five runs per game (694 total runs).
  • The Red Sox have won 59.6% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (53-36).
  • Boston has a 35-19 record (winning 64.8% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -135 or shorter.
  • Boston has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 138 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 61 of those games (61-74-3).
  • Boston has a 5-1 record over the six games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.
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Indians Betting Trends

  • The Indians rank 19th in the league with 593 total runs scored this season.
  • They’ve scored 4.3 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 4.6 at home.
  • This season, the Indians have been the underdog 73 times and won 30, or 41.1%, of those games.
  • Cleveland has a record of 16-27 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +115 on the moneyline.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 66 of their 130 opportunities.
  • In eight games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Cleveland has a record of 4-4.

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Devers leads the Red Sox with 33 home runs and 102 runs batted in.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Devers’ 138 hits rank 19th, his 33 HR rank sixth, his 102 RBI rank second, and his .549 SLG ranks third.
  • Devers has hit safely in five games in a row. Over that span he is batting .273 with a home run, a walk and four RBIs.
  • J.D. Martinez has 35 doubles, three triples, 24 home runs and 43 walks while batting .281.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Martinez ranks 18th in hits (139), 16th in RBI (85), and third in SLG (.509).

Red Sox Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rafael Devers 499 .277 84 33 102 .344 .893
J.D. Martínez 495 .281 81 24 85 .338 .847
Alex Verdugo 468 .286 78 12 50 .351 .783
Hunter Renfroe 428 .257 74 26 81 .314 .814
Christian Vázquez 399 .258 45 6 41 .311 .659
Bobby Dalbec 350 .237 39 18 63 .293 .753
Kyle Schwarber 333 .270 57 29 61 .365 .942
Travis Shaw 178 .191 14 6 28 .279 .616
Kevin Plawecki 128 .297 14 2 10 .362 .760
Franchy Cordero 127 .189 12 1 9 .237 .497

Indians Players to Watch

  • Ramirez leads Cleveland in home runs with 32 and runs batted in with 87.
  • Ramirez ranks 18th in SLG (.554), eighth in HR (32), and 15th in RBI (87) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Amed Rosario has 138 hits and an OBP of .325 to go with a slugging percentage of .418 this season.

Indians Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 483 .286 67 10 49 .325 .743
José Ramírez 457 .263 90 32 87 .339 .893
Franmil Reyes 331 .251 46 25 67 .321 .853
Myles Straw 325 .262 44 2 34 .339 .665
Harold Ramirez 274 .266 28 6 31 .302 .707
Bradley Zimmer 230 .243 33 6 27 .348 .705
Austin Hedges 228 .184 25 8 27 .225 .532
Bobby Bradley 173 .220 30 12 30 .317 .791
Yu Chang 171 .222 26 7 26 .256 .689
Oscar Mercado 151 .225 18 3 11 .299 .643

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