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Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Brave 5/9/2023 Picks, Previews and Tips

Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Brave 5/9/2023 Picks, Previews and Tips

The Inter-League short two-game series between the Boston Red Sox of the AL East and the Atlanta Braves of the NL East is set to begin on Tuesday at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. The Red Sox, who currently hold fourth place in the AL East with a record of 21-15 overall, are facing an eight-game deficit to the first-place Tampa Bay Rays. Boston recently split their first 16 road games after a 1-6 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, which ended an eight-game winning streak. Despite winning two out of three games in the series, Boston struggled offensively in the final game, only scoring one run on five hits.

Masataka Yoshida, the Left Fielder for the Boston Red Sox, has been leading the team’s offense this season with a batting average of .321 and an on-base percentage of .403. Rafael Devers, the Third Baseman, has contributed the most with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs, while Alex Verdugo, the Right Fielder, has tallied 42 hits. Righty Nick Pivetta will be starting for the Red Sox in the series opener against the Atlanta Braves. Pivetta has a 2-2 record this season with an ERA of 4.99 and has struck out 34 batters in 30.2 innings pitched. Fans are eagerly waiting for what promises to be an exciting game.

  • The total went OVER in 13 of the Rd Sox’s last 19 games on the road.
  • The total hung OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 8 games on the road against Atlanta.
  • The Red Sox is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the National League.

Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Brave 5/9/2023 Picks, Previews and Tips

The Atlanta Braves will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Boston Red Sox in a short two-game inter-league series on Tuesday. The Braves improved to 24-11 overall and 9-8 at home after sweeping a doubleheader against Baltimore and maintaining a 7-game lead over the NY Mets in the NL East. The Braves have won five of their last six games, including a pair of close wins over the Orioles at 5-4 and 3-2 on Saturday. In the second game of that doubleheader, the Braves tied the game at 2-2 in the 10th inning and held the Orioles scoreless in the next two innings. 

CF Michael Harris II hit a double to center field, allowing 2B Ozzie Albies to score the winning run. Right Fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with a .338 batting average, 46 hits and a .431 on-base percentage. First Baseman Matt Olson has 10 home runs and Catcher Sean Murphy has 28 RBIs for Atlanta. On Tuesday, the Braves will send right-hander Charlie Morton to the mound to start the series against the Red Sox. Morton is 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in 34.2 innings pitched this season.

  • The total went OVER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 7 matches with the Red Sox.
  • The total hung OVER in 12 of the Atlanta Btaves’ last 14 games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Braves Last 8 games at home against Boston.

Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves. The MLB Pick for this contest is Atlanta Braves. Starter Charlie Morton of the Braves struggled in his outings, giving up 35 hits and 15 walks, but Atlanta has gained some momentum after winning their last two games and will use their home-field advantage to win this game on Tuesday. The Red Sox are third in runs scored and the Braves are fifth, but Atlanta has hit 58 home runs and has a team ERA of 3.49 and a WHIP of 1.24 for the season. Prediction: Atlanta will win 8-6.

MLB Starting Time: 7:20 PM ET

Location: Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta Braves -155

MLB Totals: 9.5


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