Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves Prediction MLB Picks 5/8/24

Atlanta Braves (20-12) vs Boston Red Sox (19-16)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Chris Sale (4-1) (3.44) vs Nick Pivetta (1-1) (0.82)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -233 / Boston Red Sox +170 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves meet Wednesday in MLB action from Truist Park. Here’s a Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves prediction. This will be the final installment in a quick two-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Boston Red Sox recent form and player performance

• The Atlanta Braves recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Boston Red Sox

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Atlanta Braves

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Red Sox and Braves

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Red Sox vs Braves game

Boston Red Sox Betting Preview

The Red Sox took on the Minnesota Twins over the weekend. Boston lost the first two games of that set 5-2 and 3-1 before a 9-2 win staved off the sweep on Sunday. In their Tuesday matchup versus the Braves, the Red Sox could only score in the sixth inning in the 4-2 loss. Starter Kutter Crawford finished with 6.0 innings, two earned, five hits and two walks.

In the Wednesday matchup, the Red Sox will send out Nick Pivetta. This year over two starts Pivetta is 1-1 with a 0.82 ERA and 13 Ks in 11.0 innings. Pivetta is 51-60 with a 4.81 career ERA in 198 games (154 starts).

Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

Over on the Braves’ side, they took on the Los Angeles Dodgers last weekend and things didn’t go very well. Atlanta lost in a three-game sweep 4-3, 11-2 and 5-1. On Tuesday the Braves scored twice in both the third and eighth innings in the victory. Reynaldo Lopez managed 5.1 innings as starter with six hits, for walks and one earned run.

It’ll be Chris Sale in the starting pitcher role for the Braves on Wednesday. So far this year Sale is 4-1 with a 3.44 ERA and 42 Ks in 36.2 innings over six starts. Sale is 124-81 with a 3.11 ERA in 349 games (269 starts) in his career.

Red Sox vs Braves Injury Notes

The Braves placed RP Tyler Matzek on the 15-day injured list Tuesday, retroactive to May 5. Matzek is experiencing inflammation in his left elbow.

Atlanta Braves Player Prop Facts

  • Marcell Ozuna has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five home appearances against the Red Sox.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded a Double in each of his last five home appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Marcell Ozuna has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Braves' last eight Wednesday night games.
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. has scored at least one run in each of the Braves' last eight Wednesday games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. has hit a home run in three of his last five home appearances against the Red Sox after playing the previous day.
  • Matt Olson has recorded at least one hit in each of the Braves' last eight games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Matt Olson has recorded at least one Single in each of the Braves' last seven night games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Chris Sale has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances.

Boston Red Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Trevor Story has scored at least one run in 10 of his last 11 appearances at Truist Park.
  • Triston Casas has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances in night games against NL teams that held a winning record.
  • Connor Wong has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances in night games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Connor Wong has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances in night games.
  • Triston Casas has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last seven appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Tyler O'Neill has recorded a Double in four of the Red Sox's last five games.
  • Trevor Story has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances at Truist Park.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Atlanta Braves rank 29th in the league for strikeouts this season (276).
  • The Atlanta Braves rank 3rd in the league for doubles this season (72).
  • The Boston Red Sox rank 1st in the league for triples this season (10).
  • The Boston Red Sox rank 1st in the league for ERA this season (2.65).

Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves Prediction

I’ll stick with the Braves. The line’s probably too thick to mess with, though. Sale is on a roll these days. In his last three starts combined, Sale has gone 3-0 with just three earned runs on 13 hits and two walks over 19.0 innings of work. Atlanta should get a quality start out of Sale here if all goes well, and they’ll be set up nicely if the bats come along for the ride.

On Tuesday Atlanta fought through some miscues and missed opportunities to power out the victory. Jarred Kelenic came away with a homer, two hits and two RBI along the way, helping the Braves to their highest run total since Wednesday (five). I think Atlanta keeps it going Wednesday if the bats stay hot.

Andrew’s Pick Atlanta Braves -233

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