Both teams were under 0.500 in June, and both are now over 0.500 games. Boston won 16 games in June, while Cleveland won 15 of 20.
While the Guardians tied for first place in the AL Central with the Minnesota Twins after yesterday’s results, the Red Sox, despite a better winning percentage than the Cleveland, are only fourth in the AL East, 13 games behind the 52-18 Yankees.
Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Guardians betting odds and match info
- Showdown: Boston Red Sox (39-31, 19-15 Road, 4th in the Middle East) vs. Cleveland Guardians (36-29, 16-10 home, T1 at All Central)
- Venue and location: Progressive Field (Cleveland, Ohio)
- Date: Friday 24 June 2022
- Play time: 7:10 p.m. ET
- Broadcast TV / Broadcast Information: NESN (Red Sox), Bally Sports Great Lakes (Guardians), MLB Extra Innings / MLB Network (subscription packages)
Red Sox vs. Guardians Pitching Matchup
- Boston Red Sox: Nick Pevita (2022: 14 start, 7-5, 3.31 ERA, 81.2 IP, 82 K/29 BB)
- Cleveland Guardians: Cal Quantrell (2022: 12 start, 4-4 ERA, 3.77 ERA, 71.2 IP, 44 K/23 BB)
Red Sox vs Guardians odds
Game odds via FanDuel. Probabilities from our other reviewed and recommended sportsbooks may also be included in this article.
- Boston Red Sox -118
- Cleveland Guardians +100
- More than 8.5 (-120)
- Less than 8.5 (-102)
- Boston Red Sox -1.5 (+140)
- Cleveland Guardians +1.5 (+170)
Boston, Cleveland looking to continue their great June streaks
Neither the Red Sox nor the Guardian have opened the season well, with Boston at 10-19 at one point and Cleveland at 19-24 at one point.
June was a very productive month for Boston, which was 16 to 4 this month and won all three of its series in June.
Meanwhile, the Guardians, are 17-5 in their last 22 games, winning all four of their home games this month.
Bevita has maintained his strong form after a poor start to the season, being 7-1 with 1.77 ERA in his last nine games. Last Sunday, he allowed one run and hit ten times in seven rounds in the victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, a 3-1 with a 2.00 ERA on June four.
Quantrill is coming out of a rather tough outing against the Dodgers last Saturday, allowing five runs and ten strikes in five innings in a 7-1 loss. That ended a streak of five consecutive starts for Quantrill, who is now 3-1 in his last four starts.
But a much better performance against Boston should be expected, as the 27-year-old right-winger has five straight starts at Progressive Field. In this round, he posted a 3.06 ERA, and Cleveland was out at number one four times.
Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Guardians predictions and best bets
Predicting the Red Sox vs. Guardians: Red Sox to win
Red Sox’s Best Bet vs. Guardians: Red Sox/Guardians over 8.5 (-120 in FanDuel & Caesars Sportsbook)
Although recent trends and performances from Pivetta and Quantrill seem to suggest a lower-point game tonight in Cleveland, the upsell comes as your best bet for this matchup.
Combined with Bivita performing well over his last nine games, he’s had a good backing of running time and time again, with Boston scoring five or more runs in all but one of the starts.
Likewise, Quantrill has had a solid boost to running in his career of quality that starts at home, with Cleveland scoring five or more runs in four of five games.
For the season, Guardians average 4.69 home runs, while Red Sox average 4.79 runs per game on the road. Plus, when Cleveland has been an underdog at home this season, the score is 7-3-0.
If you want to pick a team on this one, I’d love for Bevita and Boston to win, but the total is the play that needs to be prioritized here.