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Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox Picks, Predictions, Odds

Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Analysis

Atlanta and Boston meet up for the first of a two-game series on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Fenway Park.

Despite posting a 27-24 record away from Truist Park, Atlanta is in second place in the National League East with an overall record of 64-46, which trails the first placed Mets by seven games. Boston falls last in the American League East standings with a record of 54-56 overall and 26-27 at home, which puts them 17 games back for the division lead.

Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Prediction

The Red Sox send veteran LHP Rich Hill to the mound against Atlanta’s sixth-ranked scoring offense on Tuesday night (4.75 RSPG), who’s arguably having the worst campaign of his 18-year career, considering he’s 4-5 with a 4.52 ERA across 16 starts this season (1.32 WHIP), which is a significant downgrade from his career 78-57 record and 3.84 ERA (1.23 WHIP).

On the other hand, the Braves send RHP Charlie Morton to the hill against Boston’s 11th ranked scoring offense tonight (4.48 RSPG), who’s been up-and-down for Atlanta this season currently sitting 5-5 with a 4.09 ERA in 21 starts (1.21 WHIP), despite posting a miserable 5.67 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across his first 10 outings of the year (49.1 IP, 30 ER).

I’ll back Atlanta to cover here, as Morton has tossed six innings or more and allowed two runs or less in seven of his last nine starts for the Braves (2.40 ERA, 0.92 WHIP); likely presenting an uphill battle for the Red Sox and Hill, who’s 3-4 with a 5.52 ERA across his last ten outings for Boston (1.45 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Braves 6, Red Sox 3
Best Bet: Braves -1.5 (+105)

Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Odds

Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Resources

  • Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
  • Matchup: NL East vs. AL East
  • Venue: Fenway Park
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Time-TV: 7:10 p.m. ET – TBS

Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox – Current Form

The Braves split two games last Wednesday against the Phillies last week, but were tripped up by the Mets on Sunday. Atlanta allowed only one run on Tuesday in the first of two contests against the Phillies.

Scoring 13 runs against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday’s first game in the series was their best offensive performance in their last six games. Boston captured its series against the Houston Astros, 2-1, but the Red Sox fell to the Royals on Sunday. The Astros scored only one run against the Red Sox on Tuesday, which was Boston’s best result in the last two series.

Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox – Pitching Matchup

Atlanta: Charlie Morton (5-5, 4.09 ERA)

Charlie Morton will make his 21th start of the season for Atlanta, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 5-5 record and 4.09 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.21 WHIP, 43 walks, and 134 strikeouts across 116.2 innings of action. In Charlie Morton’s last start, the Braves were no match for the Phillies, losing 1-3 on August 3rd. The 38-year-old earned no decision in this game, having tossed 6.2 innings on three hits, while striking out eight and issuing one walk. In his 10 starts on the road this season, Morton is 2-4 with a 4.82 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, 22 walks and 59 strikeouts over 56 innings of work.

Boston: Rich Hill (4-5, 4.52 ERA)

The Red Sox’ left-hander Rich Hill owns a 4-5 record and 4.52 ERA in his 16th start of the season. Hill also posted a 1.32 WHIP, while striking out 59 and walking 23 batters in 73.2 innings this season. Hill lost his most recent start against Houston, as Boston’s left-hander surrendered four runs on six hits and one strikeout during the Red Sox’ 6-1 road loss on August 3, 2022. Hill is 1-3 with a 6.49 ERA across 15 home starts this season, which includes eight walks, 25 strikeouts, and a 1.56 WHIP over 26.1 innings of action.

Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox – Series History

Boston went 3-1 overall in the 2021 head-to-head meetings. This season, the teams are toe to toe, with one win each.

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