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    Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Atlanta Braves (24-11) into a matchup with Masataka Yoshida and the Boston Red Sox (21-15) on Tuesday at 7:20 PM ET at Truist Park. Acuna is hitting .338, the fourth-best batting average in the majors, for the favored Braves (-182), and Yoshida ranks 10th in MLB play with a .321 batting average this season for the underdog Red Sox (+155). Charlie Morton starts for Atlanta while Boston will counter with Nick Pivetta.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Red Sox

    • Game Day: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:20 PM ET
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Stadium: Truist Park
    Braves vs Red Sox Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -182 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Red Sox?

    • TV Channel: TBS

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Braves average 1.7 home runs per game to rank second in MLB action with 58 total home runs.
    • Atlanta has the eighth-best batting average in the majors (.260).
    • The Braves rank fourth in MLB with a .340 on-base percentage.
    • Atlanta’s 9.1 strikeouts per game rank 24th in MLB.
    • The Braves average 1.4 homers per home game this season (23 total at home).
    • Atlanta is slugging .424 with 3.2 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .244.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Acuna has an OPS of .990, fueled by an OBP of .438 to go with a slugging percentage of .551. He has a .338 batting average, as well.
    • Among qualifying hitters, he is fourth in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks fourth, and he is 17th in slugging.
    • Sean Murphy has 29 hits, which is best among Atlanta batters this season. He’s batting .282 with 17 extra-base hits. He’s also slugging .621 with an on-base percentage of .426.
    • His batting average is 48th among qualified players, his on-base percentage seventh, and his slugging percentage second.
    • Ozzie Albies is batting .283 with a .543 slugging percentage and 26 RBI this year.
    • Matt Olson has 10 home runs, 27 RBI and a batting average of .246 this season.
    • Olson heads into this game on a six-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is batting .216 with three home runs, eight walks and six RBI.

    Red Sox Stats & Trends

    Red Sox Batting

    • The Red Sox have hit 47 homers this season, which ranks fifth in the league.
    • Boston’s .271 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking second in MLB.
    • The Red Sox have an on-base percentage of .341 this season, which ranks third in the league.
    • Boston has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the fifth-best strikeout rate (7.7 per game) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 20 homers, an average of 1.3 per game, in 16 road contests this season.
    • Boston is slugging .403 in 16 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .236 with 7.9 base hits per contest.

    Red Sox Key Batters

    • Rafael Devers has 35 hits, a team-high for the Red Sox. He’s batting .250 and slugging .550 with an on-base percentage of .310.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, he is 102nd in batting average, 127th in on-base percentage and 18th in slugging percentage.
    • Alex Verdugo’s .504 slugging percentage paces his team. He has a batting average of .307 with an on-base percentage of .383.
    • He ranks 19th in batting average, 31st in on-base percentage and 44th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Yoshida has put up an on-base percentage of .403, a team-high for the Red Sox.
    • Justin Turner has seven doubles, two home runs and 16 walks while batting .265.

    Braves vs. Red Sox Probable Pitchers

    Charlie Morton (ATL) Pitcher Nick Pivetta (BOS)
    3 – 3 W/L 2 – 2
    34.2 IP 30.2
    3.37 ERA 4.99
    1.442 WHIP 1.304
    8.3 K/9 10.0
    3.9 BB/9 3.5

    Braves vs. Red Sox Injury Updates

    • Braves: Ehire Adrianza: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Lucas Luetge: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Kyle Wright: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Red Sox: Yu Chang: 10 Day IL (Hand), Christian Arroyo: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Garrett Whitlock: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Kutter Crawford: 15 Day IL (Knee), James Paxton: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Adam Duvall: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Zack Kelly: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Trevor Story: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Braves and Red Sox (Last 10 Games)

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