Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Guardians: April 30, 2023 Betting Preview

Series Recap and Pregame Analysis: Red Sox vs Guardians

Boston hosts Cleveland for the final game of their only series at Fenway Park this season. The Red Sox evened the series with an 8-7 win in a game that they never trailed. On Friday, Shane Bieber led the Guardians to a 5-2 victory, which was Cleveland’s first two-game winning streak since mid-April. Boston stands at 14-14 heading into Sunday, while Cleveland is 0.5 games worse at 13-14. Who will take the series Sunday afternoon at 1:35 pm Eastern time?

All lines and odds courtesy of BetMGM

Betting Info for Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Guardians

Moneyline:  Red Sox (+100)

Guardians (-120)

Spread: Red Sox +1.5 (+135)

Guardians -1.5 (-165)

Total: Over 9 (-120)

Under 9 (+100)

Picks and Predictions for the Red Sox vs Guardians

Red Sox ML (+100)

The Cleveland starter will be Logan Allen, who will be throwing on an MLB mound for just the second time in his career. The 24-year-old lefty threw very well in his home start against Miami Marlins: six innings, one run, and a whopping eight strikeouts. Can he duplicate that performance at Fenway? The Red Sox have one of the best offenses in the league, so they should be able to challenge him.

Meanwhile, Chris Sale will be on the bump for the Red Sox. He has not been at his best over the last few seasons, but he has been better at home for Boston. Cleveland’s offense has been spotty, so Sale and the Red Sox pitching staff might be able to get some more home cooking going. If he does, he should be able to get that run support needed for his second win of the season. Take Boston as the slight underdog in this.

Final Game Prediction, Red Sox vs. Guardians

Red Sox ML (+100)

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Adam Lowenstein, Boston
Adam Lowenstein, Boston
Adam Lowenstein is a freelance sports journalist and a native of Massachusetts. He attended Washington University in St. Louis when the St. Louis Rams were actually a thing. Adam recently completed his master's and doctorate degrees. In sports, Adam has spent more than 10 years covering the NBA, specifically the Boston Celtics. You can follow him @StatsAdam on Twitter/Threads!

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