Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves 5-9-23 MLB Prediction, Odds and Tips

Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves 5/9/23 – Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves will face off for two games beginning Tuesday evening in Atlanta. The Red Sox have been one of the hottest teams in baseball, winning six out of their last seven matches. The Braves currently lead the National League East Division and boast the second-best winning percentage in all of baseball. On Tuesday night, Boston righty Nick Pivetta will go up against veteran right-hander Charlie Morton of the Braves. MLB betting picks are available online for the bettors to place bets on their best teams.

Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:20 PM ET

Location: Truist Park Cumberland, GA


Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves 5/9/23 Betting Odds

Red Sox

Moneyline: +163

Spread: +1.5 (-125)

Total: 9 over (-130)


Moneyline: -177

Spread: -1.5 (+105

Total: 9 under (+110)

Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves Analysis

The Boston Red Sox are heading south after taking two of three from the Phillies over the weekend and six of seven overall. On Sunday afternoon, the Red Sox six-game win streak came to an end as they fell 6-1 to the Phillies. 

Tanner Houck allowed three runs on five hits over 5.2 innings as his starting pitcher. Unfortunately, he wasn’t given enough run support from what had been an impressive Red Sox offense. Boston managed only five hits and struck out nine times, despite Houck’s stellar performance in their loss. 

Nick Pivetta will take the mound in Game 1 against the Braves for Boston. Pivetta has just one quality start in six starts so far and holds a 4.99 ERA with an outstanding K/9 ratio of 10.0. On the road, Pivetta is undefeated in two starts with a 2.53 ERA in 10.2 innings pitched while giving up 10 hits while striking out 11 batters per nine pitches for an incredible K/9 ratio of 11.0. Pivetta has amassed a career-best 51.8% hard-hit percentage this season – significantly surpassing league average of 35%.

Atlanta Braves have quietly returned to form and now boast a second-best winning percentage at 24-11. Atlanta was able to keep Baltimore at bay by winning two out of three against them over the weekend. On Sunday, it took extra innings before the Baltimore Orioles could secure a 3-2 win over them and win 12 innings to do it. Michael Harris II’s double to deep center field drove in the winning run and ended their streak of seven consecutive series victories. 

Charlie Morton will take to the mound Tuesday night as Atlanta turns over its starting pitcher duties to the veteran righty. Morton has posted three quality starts out of six starts this season and an ERA of 3.38 with an 8.3 K/9 ratio. At home, Morton is 1-1 with an ERA of 2.35 after making two starts and has allowed nine hits in 12 innings with an 11.3% K/9 ratio. Morton has amassed seven wins against the Red Sox over 13 career starts, posting an ERA of 4.01. However, his strikeout percentage has decreased steadily over recent seasons – currently sitting at 20.8% this season. Morton has managed to reduce his hard-hit ratio, after reaching 40% last year. Now at 37.5%, he is poised for further success on hard hits this season.

Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games. Boston are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games. The total has gone OVER in 13 of Boston’s last 19 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta. Boston are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the National League.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games. Atlanta are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 7 games against Boston. The total has gone OVER in 12 of Atlanta’s last 14 games at home. The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 8 games when playing at home against Boston.

Boston Red Sox vs Atlanta Braves Free Pick

Charlie Morton has proven he can be trusted against the Red Sox throughout his career, posting an overall 7-1 mark against them and consistently avoiding hard-hit balls despite a lower strikeout percentage than Nick Pivetta whose hard-hit percentage nears 52% despite facing off against an Atlanta Braves lineup that appears close to its full strength. Both teams will have Monday off for rest purposes, so neither one should have an advantage when it comes to fatigue. Atlanta outscored Boston 3-1 last season – winning all three meetings played at home. Take the Braves with the moneyline as they will be winning according to MLB betting lines.

Free Pick: Atlanta Braves -177