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Red Sox Vs Indians: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 9/5/2021

Two of the league’s most productive power hitters square off 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 home runs (sixth in league) for the Red Sox, and Jose Ramirez ranks seventh with 32 round-trippers for the Indians. Nick Pivetta gets the starting nod for Boston (-165 to win), and Zach Plesac is Cleveland’s (+145) pick to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 4, 2021, 8:00 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

Pivetta (BOS) Pitcher Plesac (CLE)
9 – 7 W/L 9 – 4
135.0 IP 114.1
4.67 ERA 4.49
1.330 WHIP 1.120
10.1 K/9 6.3
4.1 BB/9 1.8

Red Sox Probable Starter Nick Pivetta

  • The Red Sox will send Pivetta (9-7) to the mound for his 27th start of the season as he tries for his 10th victory. He is 9-7 with a 4.67 ERA and 151 strikeouts over 135 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Monday, the righty threw five innings against the Rays, giving up four earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The opposing Indians offense has the 14th-ranked slugging percentage (.412) and ranks 10th in MLB play with 174 home runs. They have a collective .238 batting average, and are 25th in the league with 1047 total hits and 19th in MLB play scoring 593 runs.
  • The Red Sox are 10-5 in Pivetta’s 15 starts this season with Boston as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 4, 2021 at 8:09 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Stats vs Pivetta

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’ Plesac (9-4) will make his 21st start of the season.
  • The right-hander allowed two hits in seven scoreless innings pitched against the Royals on Wednesday.
  • The Red Sox have scored 694 runs this season, which ranks third in MLB. They have 1205 hits, second in baseball, with 183 home runs (eighth in the league).
  • His team has been victorious in 60% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 6-4.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 4, 2021 at 8:09 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 average 5.7 runs per home game compared to 4.3 per contest on the road.
  • The Red Sox have the No. 3 offense in MLB action scoring five runs per game (694 total runs).
  • The Red Sox have a 53-36 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 59.6% of those games).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -165 or shorter, Boston has a 17-13 record (winning 56.7% of its games).
  • In the 138 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Boston, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 61 times (61-74-3).
  • Boston played as the moneyline favorite for six of its last 10 games, and finished 5-1 in those 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.
  • The Indians have entered the game as underdogs 73 times this season and won 30, or 41.1%, of those games.
  • Cleveland has entered 27 games this season as the underdog by +145 or more and is 9-18 in those contests.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have hit the over in 66 of their 130 games with a total this season.
  • Cleveland has played as the underdog in eight of its past 10 games and has gone 4-4 in those contests.

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Devers leads the Red Sox in home runs (33) and runs batted in (102).
  • Devers ranks 19th in hits (138), sixth in HR (33), first in RBI (102), and third in SLG (.549) among the qualified hitters in MLB action.
  • Devers has safely hit in five straight games. During that streak he is hitting .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 qualifying batters in MLB action, Martinez’s 139 hits rank 17th, his 85 RBI rank 15th, and his .509 SLG ranks third.

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
Danny Santana 107 .168 13 4 13 .246 .564

Indians Players to Watch

  • Ramirez is batting .263 this season with a team-high 32 home runs and 87 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Ramirez ranks 18th in SLG (.554), seventh in HR (32), and 12th in RBI (87).
  • Amed Rosario has collected 138 hits this season and has an OBP of .325. He’s slugging .418 on the year.

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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