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Red Sox vs Braves Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks May 9

Red-Hot Boston Battles National League’s Best

The Boston Red Sox collide with the Atlanta Braves in TBS’ prime-time slot on Tuesday. The Red Sox (21-15) are one of the hottest teams in baseball, going 8-1 in their last nine games. Meanwhile, the Braves (24-11) hold the second-best record in the MLB.

The Las Vegas odds list Boston as the underdog with Nick Pivetta (2-2, 4.99 ERA) making his seventh start. Two-time All-Star Charlie Morton (3-3, 3.38 ERA) hopes to bounce back following one of his worst outings of the season.

Red Sox vs Braves Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks May 9
Red Sox vs Braves Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks May 9

Red Sox Led By Excellent Hitting

Boston’s blazing-hot batting order has carried the load during its 8-1 stretch. The Red Sox are averaging 6.7 runs in the last nine games and have won six of their last seven games as an underdog. Will sport bets favoring the Red Sox cash in on Tuesday?

The Braves are a step up in competition. They could have the best bullpen in baseball, which could slow Boston’s hitting. Atlanta’s Morton has allowed two home runs in three of his last starts. The Red Sox’s sluggers could have another big day. Third baseman Rafael Devers’ 11 home runs are the second-highest mark in the MLB. Devers going yard early is a solid MLB live betting option.

Boston hopes to put the league on notice with a series win against the Braves. MLB lines have the Red Sox as the last choice to win the American League East (+2000) and +200 to make the postseason.

Runs Dip for Braves

After another strong week, Atlanta remains the MLB odds’ top choice to win the World Series (+600). Six of its last seven opponents were held to six runs or less. However, the Braves’ bats have cooled a bit, averaging four runs in their last three games.

Right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. had his five-game hitting streak snapped on Sunday. However, Acuna remains an excellent prop bet option as he ranks fifth in batting average (.338). First baseman Matt Olson (.246 batting average) is also in the midst of a six-game hitting streak.

For the most part, this is nitpicking. Atlanta is one of the best teams in baseball and should see its runs spike against Boston, which ranks 24th in opponent runs per game and 22nd in opponent batting average. The Braves also have a favorable matchup on Tuesday against Pivetta. He has allowed five home runs in his last four starts.

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Red Sox vs Braves Head-to-Head

Boston has won six of the last 10 matchups. However, Atlanta has won three consecutive meetings.

Red Sox vs Braves Game Information

  • Game: Red Sox (21-15) vs Braves (24-11)
  • Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, May 9, 7:20 p.m. ET
  • Red Sox vs Braves Live Stream: MLB.tv

Red Sox vs Braves Betting Lines

The odds in this chart are posted on the time of publication of the article. They are subject to change without previous notice.

Red Sox vs Braves Best Bets

This could be the perfect matchup for prime time. It could look like a home run derby at times, as Pivetta and Morton have allowed too many homers in recent starts. Both teams rank within the top four in slugging percentage. The over hit in eight of the last 10 matchups. Ride with the trends and take the over. Ultimately, Atlanta has a much better bullpen, which should lead to a win. Go with the favorite in MLB spreads.

Atlanta is listed at -175 in our Las Vegas MLB lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Braves, you have a chance to win $57. Boston is +155, offering a chance to win $155 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Braves a 63.64% chance to win, with the Red Sox at 39.22%.

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