Remember me Reset Password


Red Sox Look To Keep It Going Versus Indians Following Hot Start

Posted by Dale "Skip" Lalonde on 4/15/2013 7:24:17 PM

The Boston Red Sox are off to a much better start than a majority of sports betting players thought they would be in 2013. Don’t expect the team to take that for granted any time soon. The Red Sox will travel for a three-game set against the Cleveland Indians beginning Tuesday at Progressive Field, as they look to build off a successful series with the Tampa Bay Rays at home. With seven wins in its first 11 games, Boston is comfortable atop the American League East division right now, but there is still a lot of baseball to be played.

Boston Red Sox @ Cleveland Indians
Tuesday April 16, 2013 – 7:05 PM ET
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
MLB Sportsbook Line: Cleveland – 130

The Indians followed up a series win over the Toronto Blue Jays with a tough run against the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees, and have lost five of their last six against AL East opponents. Two contests against the Yankees were rained out, leaving this stretch to be an eight-game home stand that wraps up against Boston this week.

MLB Betting Preview: Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have taken two of three games in each of their first two road series’, and it’s notable that they took the opening meeting against both the Blue Jays and Yankees to help set the tone. Boston still has a very talented roster, but this year’s team is a more focused group and understands it can’t win based on talent alone. Felix Doubront is scheduled to make his second start of the season. Doubront gave up three runs on nine hits with six strikeouts spread over five innings in a no decision for his first start, a 6-4 win over Toronto. The Red Sox bats have provided some solid support when needed, but Doubront will need to be better in his second start.

MLB Betting Preview: Cleveland Indians

Cleveland will have Ubaldo Jimenez on the mound for his third start of the season, and after struggling in his last outing the Indians are hoping he can perform more like the way he did in a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays in his first appearance. Jimenez had six k’s and allowed just one run on three hits over six innings in his season debut versus Toronto, but then gave up seven runs on seven hits over just 4.1 innings of work in an 11-6 loss to the Yankees last week. Cleveland ranks 10th in the majors in slugging percentage but just 22nd in batting average and 19th in runs scored, which means the starting pitching needs to be solid in order to give the team an online betting chance to win.

MLB Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick

The Indians bats haven’t looked that dangerous, so if Doubront can be even marginally better and the Boston hitters can get to Jimenez they should be able to extend their streak to three-straight wins in road series openers. The Red Sox have shown early on that they are still capable of being a contender, and they need to continue to build on what they have started early on in order to keep the momentum going.

MLB Betting Pick: Boston Red Sox



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top