Red Sox vs. Braves Betting Preview, Odds, Picks

After the Monday off day for both squads, the Boston Red Sox (53-47) take on the MLB-best Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park for the beginning of a quick two-game series. As the MLB approaches the trade deadline, the Red Sox are trending toward being buyers. Although there are rumors regarding Kike Hernandez being dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers, this series against the league’s best squad could be a very interesting litmus test for Boston.

Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves Pregame Analysis

The pitching matchup will be a fun one at America’s Most Beloved Ballpark: Nick Pivetta (RHP, 6-5, 4.38 ERA, 95 SO) against Charlie Morton (RHP, 10-7, 3.36 ERA, 119 SO. Bello’s changeup has been phenomenal this season. Last week, Pivetta looked strong in a relief appearance:

Meanwhile, Morton will look to get back to his winning ways. His 5.2-inning start on July 19 (5-3 loss to the Diamondbacks) ended a five-game streak of winning decisions for the 39-year-old. Although Morton is in his 16th season, he is showing signs of being an important playoff pitcher for Atlanta. He has been putting on a show with his curveball:

Pivetta vs. Morton will make for an intriguing game on Tuesday. Although neither was an all-star this season, both pitchers have the capability of collecting a lot of shutout innings.

Boston will hope that Rafael Devers can keep a hot bat en route to some more victories. The Red Sox third baseman entered July with an OPS below .800, but his 22-for-57 July has been fantastic. He has put up slash numbers of .386/.453/.737/1.190, leading the Sox to an 11-4 record in his 15 games this month.

All lines and odds courtesy of BetMGM.

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Picks and Predictions for the Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves

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The Red Sox have played some strong baseball recently, so let us go with the money line. Pivetta may not have his strongest stuff, as it is only his ninth start of the season, but Boston’s offense should succeed.


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Adam Lowenstein, Boston
Adam Lowenstein, Boston
Adam Lowenstein is a freelance sports journalist and a native of Massachusetts. He attended Washington University in St. Louis when the St. Louis Rams were actually a thing. Adam recently completed his master's and doctorate degrees. In sports, Adam has spent more than 10 years covering the NBA, specifically the Boston Celtics. You can follow him @StatsAdam on Twitter/Threads!

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