Braves vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Braves vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 9, 2023

MLB Predictions

Two of the league’s top hitters will meet Tuesday when the Atlanta Braves (24-11) and Boston Red Sox (21-15) take to the field at 7:20 PM ET, live on TBS. Ronald Acuna Jr. is batting .338 for the Braves (-184 favorites on the moneyline) while Masataka Yoshida leads the underdog Red Sox (+156) with a .321 average.

Atlanta’s Charlie Morton gets the start, and he’ll go against Boston’s Nick Pivetta.

Braves vs. Red Sox Odds

  • Braves odds to win: -184
  • Red Sox odds to win: +156
  • Spread: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: TBS

Who Will Win Braves vs. Red Sox?

Braves and Red Sox Betting Trends

The Braves have won 64.5% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (20-11).

In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -184 or shorter, Atlanta has a 9-1 record (winning 90% of its games).

This season, the Red Sox have been the underdog 22 times and won 12, or 54.5%, of those games.

Boston has played as an underdog of +156 or more twice this season and split those games.

In the 35 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Braves, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times (21-13-1).

So far this season, the Red Sox and their opponents have hit the over in 24 of their 36 games with a total.

Braves Stats & Insights

The Braves are the sixth-highest scoring team in baseball, averaging 5.4 runs per game (188 total).

Atlanta ranks second-best in baseball with 58 total home runs.

The Braves’ .260 batting average is ninth-best in MLB.

Atlanta strikes out 9.1 times per game, the No. 24 mark in MLB.

The 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Braves pitching staff ranks fourth in MLB.

Atlanta has the sixth-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.49).

Red Sox Stats & Insights

The Red Sox are among the highest scoring teams in the majors, ranking third with 208 total runs this season.

Boston has hit 47 homers this season, which ranks sixth in the majors.

The Red Sox’s .271 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking third in MLB.

Boston ranks fifth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.7 Ks per contest.

The Red Sox have an 8.5 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 20th in the majors.

Boston pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.84 ERA this year, which ranks 23rd in MLB.

Braves Key Players to Watch

The Braves will send Morton (3-3) out for his seventh start of the season. He is 3-3 with a 3.37 ERA and 32 strikeouts through 34 2/3 innings pitched.

Acuna leads Atlanta with a batting average of .338. He’s also hit six home runs with 21 RBI.

Sean Murphy leads Atlanta in runs batted in (28) this season. He’s batting .282 while slugging .621.

Ozzie Albies has collected 39 base hits, an OBP of .324 and a slugging percentage of .543 this season.

Matt Olson is slugging .530 this season, with a team-best 10 homers while driving in 27 runs.

Red Sox Key Players to Watch

The Red Sox’s Pivetta (2-2) will make his seventh start of the season.

Rafael Devers has racked up a team-best 11 home runs and 34 runs batted in.

Alex Verdugo has 10 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 14 walks while hitting .307.

Yoshida leads the Red Sox with a .321 batting average.

Justin Turner is hitting .265 with seven doubles, two home runs and 16 walks.

Braves and Red Sox Injuries

Braves: Ehire Adrianza: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Max Fried: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Lucas Luetge: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Kyle Wright: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Red Sox: Yu Chang: 10 Day IL (Hand), Christian Arroyo: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Kutter Crawford: 15 Day IL (Knee), Garrett Whitlock: 15 Day IL (Elbow), James Paxton: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Adam Duvall: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Zack Kelly: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Trevor Story: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee)

Braves vs. Red Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Braves 5, Red Sox 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs
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