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Picks, Prediction for Red Sox vs Guardians on Thursday, June 8

Errors Bite Boston Once Again

The Cleveland Guardians (28-33) tied the series 1-1 following Wednesday’s 5-2 win over the Boston Red Sox (31-31). The two will battle for the series win on Thursday. Game 2 was filled with errors. The fourth inning had five, including three from the Red Sox.

Boston’s fielding has been a consistent problem, ranking 29th in the category. Despite poor fielding, the under comfortably hit. The Red Sox are in a hitting slump, while the Guardians are one of the lowest-scoring teams in baseball. MLB bets will likely lean on the under once again.

Red Sox vs Guardians Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Yoshida Guiding Slumping Lineup

After averaging 1.7 runs over a three-game period, Boston totaled five runs with 10 hits in Game 1 against the Guardians. It appeared the Red Sox could get back to raking. Instead, they went back to struggling with only five hits in game two’s loss. Some of Boston’s best batters have stumbled, including right fielder Alex Verdugo (.286 batting average). He is hitless in his last three games in eight at-bats. Left fielder Masataka Yoshida (.318) remains a solid choice for MLB picks, with six hits in his last four games.

Rosario’s Three-Hit Night Fuels Win

Are Cleveland’s bats waking up? The Guardians have totaled 10 hits in back-to-back games. Boston’s porous defense ranks in the bottom eight of allowed batting average, hits, and runs per game. Cleveland will look to take advantage of the weakness once again. Shortstop Amed Rosario returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday and was the driving force with three hits, including one two-bagger. After scoring two runs in Game 2, MLB odds have Rosario recording a run priced at -115.

Starting Pitchers

Matt Dermody (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Aaron Civale (1-1, 2.04)

Left-hander Matt Dermody was called up for Thursday’s game. Following eight starts in the minors, he is carrying a 4.50 ERA. Since 2020, Dermody has played in only two games in the big leagues – both were with the Chicago Cubs. Thursday will also be his first start in the MLB.

Aaron Civale pitched in only two games during the first week of April before sustaining an oblique injury. He shined in his first game back with no earned runs in five innings against the Minnesota Twins on June 2. He is averaging four strikeouts per start this season. Boston averages the sixth-fewest K’s per game. Take the under for Civale’s 4½ strikeouts (-140) in MLB betting.

Red Sox vs Guardians Head-to-Head

Cleveland snapped a three-game losing streak against the Red Sox with Wednesday’s win. The favored team has won five consecutive games. Boston cruised to an 8-3 win in Civale’s last start in the matchup.

Red Sox vs Guardians Game Information

  • Game: Red Sox (31-31) vs Guardians (28-33)
  • Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
  • Day/Time: Thursday, June 8, 7:10 p.m. ET
  • Red Sox vs Guardians Live Stream:

Red Sox vs Guardians Betting Lines

Over/Under Pick

MLB lines have the Guardians’ projected total at four. This should be a good opportunity for the over to hit. Cleveland has totaled 10 hits in back-to-back games, and Dermody taking the mound is a big concern. He has yet to start a game in the big leagues, and his play in AAA was mediocre. The Guardians could stay hot.

Pick: Cleveland Guardians Over 4 (-120)

Moneyline Pick

It’s difficult to back Boston when we have no idea what Dermody could do. More than likely, he will stumble with little experience in the MLB. Civale also touts a 1.075 WHIP in three starts, while the Red Sox have totaled two or fewer runs in four of their last five games. Boston has lost five straight against MLB spreads.

Pick: Cleveland Guardians (-140)

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