Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Brave 5-9-2023

Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Brave 5/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Brave 5/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The MLB action will get underway with the opening of an Inter-League short two-game series between the AL East Boston Red Sox and the NL East Atlanta Braves at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday.


Boston dropped to 21-15 overall and split its first 16 road outings following a 1-6 loss away from home to Philadelphia while taking fourth place in the AL East and chasing an 8 games deficit to Tampa Bay in the first place.


The Red Sox beat the Phillies in a three-game battle but lost the finale at 1-6 that ended an eight-game winning streak on Sunday.


Boston’s batters had difficulty swinging their bats after driving in only five hits and scoring just one run leading to their five-run road loss.   


The Boston Red Sox’s offense is powered by Left Fielder Masataka Yoshida with a team-high batting average of .321 and an on-base percentage of .403 this season.


Third Baseman Rafael Devers added a team-leading 11 home runs and 34 RBIs while Right Fielder Alex Verdugo chipped in 42 hits in leading the Red Sox.


On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox will be assigning righty Nick Pivetta to start the series opener versus the Atlanta Braves.


The right-handed thrower is 2-2 with an ERA of 4.99, a WHIP of 1.30, and struck out 34 batters in 30.2 innings this year.


The totals went OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 outings while the Red Sox are 8-1 SU in their last 9 matches played.


The totals went OVER in 13 of Boston’s last 19 road games and also went OVER in 7 of the Red Sox’s last 8 contests when playing on the road versus Atlanta.


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Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Brave Predictions 5/9/2023


The Atlanta Braves will continue a homestand looking for their third straight win when hosting the Boston Red Sox in an inter-league short two-game series on Tuesday.


Atlanta improved to 24-11 overall and 9-8 when playing at home after winning a doubleheader against Baltimore while staying on top of the NL East with 7 games ahead of the NY Mets in second place.


The Braves won five of the last six matches played including a doubleheader versus the Orioles at 5-4 & 3-2 on Saturday.


In the final edition of that doubleheader, Atlanta managed to even the score at 2-all in the 10th inning while hitting Baltimore in two shutout innings (11th & 12th).


CF Michael Harris II doubled to center, giving 2B Ozzie Albies a chance to score a run in the win. 


Right Fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. averages .338 at the plate with 46 hits and an on-base percentage of .431 in augmenting the offense for the Braves.


First Baseman Matt Olson led Atlanta in home runs with 10 and Catcher Sean Murphy chipped in 28 RBIs in leading the Braves.


On Tuesday, the Atlanta  Braves will counter with right-hander Charlie Morton to start the short two-game series against the Red Sox.


The right-handed starter is 3-3 on the season with an ERA of 3.38, a WHIP of 1.44, and retired 32 hitters in pitching for 34.2 innings in his starts. 


The totals went OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 contests while the Braves are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played.


The totals went OVER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 7 outings played versus Boston and also went OVER in 12 of the Braves’ last 14 home matches.


Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves. The MLB Pick for this contest is Atlanta -155.


Starter Charlie Morton of the Braves was hit hard in his starts allowing 35 hits and 15 free walks but Atlanta as a team, gained momentum after winning their last two matches played and will dominate this game with a home-field advantage on Tuesday.


The Red Sox are third in runs scored and the Braves are fifth but Atlanta hit 58 home runs with a team ERA of 3.49 and a WHIP at 1.24 for the season. Prediction: Atlanta will win 8-6.


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Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Brave 5/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

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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