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Red Sox vs Braves Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: Aug 9, 2022Last updated: Aug 9, 2022

The Red Sox (54-56) will take on the Braves (64-46) in Boston on Tuesday, August 9 at Fenway Park. As we move through the home stretch of the regular season, each of these teams will of course be searching for a win. Be sure to catch first pitch at 7:10 p.m. ET!

This season, the teams have played in six contests and the Red Sox have earned a win against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on May 11, 2022, the score was 5-3 in favor of the Braves. The Red Sox had five runs to the Braves two runs. We’ll see what happens when it all goes down at Fenway Park.

Red Sox vs Braves Prediction

The bookmakers think this should be a win for the Braves. FanDuel has them at odds of -148 for victory, while Boston are +126. The predicted number of total runs is 9.5.

The last time they played, the Red Sox lost to the Royals on Sunday, by a 13-5 margin. Led by their top hitter, Xander Bogaerts, who has a batting average of .316, the team is currently batting .252 so far this season. In terms of defense, the team holds an ERA of 4.39 and a .984 fielding percentage.

The last time they played, the Braves were beaten by the Mets on Sunday by a 5-2 margin. Led by their top hitter, Michael Riley, who has a batting average of .290, the team is currently batting .247 on the season. In terms of defense, the team has an ERA of 3.67 and a .988 fielding percentage. Don’t forget to consult our evaluation of the odds and make your picks based on the teams’ recent performances!

Heading into this game, the Red Sox will play without Eric Hosmer (Neck), James Paxton (Elbow), Christopher Sale (Finger), Michael Wacha (Shoulder), Enrique Hernández (Hip), Matthew Strahm (Wrist), Brayan Bello (Groin), Trevor Story (Hand), Tyler Danish (Elbow), Robert Refsnyder (Knee) and Josh Taylor (Back). Meanwhile, the Braves are missing Ronald Acuña Jr. (Lower body), Michael Ford (Neck), Ozhanio Albies (Foot), Darren O’Day (Calf), Kirby Yates (Elbow), Michael Soroka (Achilles), Manuel Piña (Wrist), Luke Jackson (Elbow), Adam Duvall (Wrist) and Travis d’Arnaud (Leg).

Moneyline pick: Boston (+126) at FanDuel

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Red Sox vs Braves Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Atlanta (-148), Boston (+126) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Atlanta -1.5 (+106), Boston 1.5 (-128) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 9.5 Runs (-114), Over 9.5 Runs (-106) at FanDuel

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Red Sox vs Braves Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Red Sox 0.51%, Braves 0.88%
  • Win % as underdog: Red Sox 0.36%, Braves 0.13%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Boston 4-6, Atlanta 5-5

Runline Pick: Braves -1.5 Runs (+106) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Braves will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 9.5 Total Runs (-114) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Red Sox are averaging 3.7 runs per game over the span of their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Braves have recorded 3.7 runs per game during the same timeframe.

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