The stage is set for an exciting clash as the Boston Red Sox take on the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on May 8, 2024, starting at 7:20 PM. The forecast predicts broken clouds, setting the mood for a dramatic game.

Nick Pivetta will steer the mound for the Red Sox, entering the game with an impressive ERA of 0.818. Facing him from the Braves’ side will be Chris Sale, who brings a higher ERA of 3.436 into the duel. As of now, the Red Sox find themselves positioned seventh in the 2024 AL East Division with a record of 16-13, showing a 0.55 winning percentage and struggling in the division at 0-3. They carry a recent momentum of six wins in their last ten outings and are on a two-game winning streak. Their road games record stands at 11-5, showing better performance away than on their home turf with a 5-8 record. The team has managed to score 139 runs while allowing 106.

The Braves, leaders of the NL East Division, showcase a record of 19-8 with a 0.70 winning percentage, netting the top divisional spot with an 8-4 record against their division opponents. Despite a recent loss, they have captured seven out of their last ten games and boast a stronger record at home (11-4) than on the road (8-4). The Braves shine in night games with 12 wins compared to 7 day game victories, having scored 150 runs and conceded 104.

Turning to the betting odds, the Braves are favored with a MoneyLine of -198 compared to the Red Sox at +165. The PointSpread sits at -1.5 towards the Braves, indicating expectations of a win margin bigger than one run. Those looking at total runs might be interested in the Over/Under set at 9.0, predicting a relatively high-scoring affair.