Braves vs. Red Sox MLB Game Preview: Starting Lineups, Odds, Stats & Injuries (6/5/24)

Written By Editorial Team on June 5, 2024
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The Atlanta Braves are set to play against the Boston Red Sox at 1:35 PM EST on June 5 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. The game will be broadcast on NESN. MLB Odds have the Braves slated as slight favorites with -110 moneyline odds, while the Red Sox moneyline odds are -107. The forecast predicts light rain with a high of 70°F. This matchup features two East division teams, the Braves from the NL and the Red Sox from the AL.

Braves vs. Red Sox Pre-Game Odds

Most sportsbooks currently list the Braves as slight moneyline favorites at -110 odds. The run line for the game, meanwhile, is set at 1.5 and the over/under is set at 9.5, implying a final score of 6-4, resulting in a Braves victory. MLB Odds at major Massachusetts sportsbooks are as follows:

  • DraftKings: Braves -110, Red Sox -110, over/under 9.0
  • FanDuel: Braves -110, Red Sox -106, over/under 8.5
  • Caesars: Braves -111, Red Sox -103, over/under 9
  • BetMGM: Braves -105, Red Sox -101, over/under 8.5

Odds are subject to change for Braves vs. Red Sox

Braves vs. Red Sox projected starting lineups

Braves starting lineup

  1. CF Michael Harris II (L)
  2. 3B Austin Riley (R)
  3. DH Marcell Ozuna (R)
  4. 1B Matt Olson (L)
  5. 2B Ozzie Albies (S)
  6. C Sean Murphy (R)
  7. LF Jarred Kelenic (L)
  8. RF Adam Duvall (R)
  9. SS Orlando Arcia (R)

Red Sox starting lineup

  1. LF Jarren Duran (L)
  2. RF Wilyer Abreu (L)
  3. C Connor Wong (R)
  4. 3B Rafael Devers (L)
  5. DH Rob Refsnyder (R)
  6. 1B Dominic Smith (L)
  7. 2B Enmanuel Valdez (L)
  8. SS David Hamilton (L)
  9. CF Ceddanne Rafaela (R)

Braves vs. Red Sox probable pitchers

(ATL) Spencer Schwellenbach (R)0-15.401.2022.74.5
(BOS) Nick Pivetta (R)2-44.081.0529.64.9

Braves vs. Red Sox injuries

Atlanta Braves Injuries: 

  • Ronald Acuña Jr. (RF) – Out for the season with a left ACL tear.
  • Spencer Strider (SP) – Out for the season after right UCL surgery.
  • Tyler Matzek (RP) – On the 60-day IL with left elbow soreness.
  • A.J. Minter (RP) – Expected to return in late June from left hip inflammation.

Boston Red Sox Injuries: 

  • Trevor Story (SS) – Out for the season with a torn labrum.
  • Lucas Giolito (SP) – Out for the season after a UCL repair procedure.
  • Liam Hendriks (RP) – Expected to return in late July from Tommy John surgery.
  • Tyler O’Neill (LF) – Expected to return in early June from right knee inflammation.

Atlanta Braves Team Stats

With a record of 33-24 on the season, the Braves enter this matchup as the second place team in the NL East, trailing only the Phillies. Their performance over the last ten games shows a slight dip, recording 4 wins and 6 losses over that span. Key season stats for the Braves include:

  • Runs per game: 4.5
  • Team average: .250
  • Team home runs: 59.0
  • Team Stolen bases: 29.0
  • Team ERA: 3.53
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 496

Boston Red Sox Team Stats

For the upcoming MLB game against the Braves, the Boston Red Sox hold a .500 record of 30-30, placing them third in the AL East. Their recent form mirrors that of the Braves, with 4-6 in their last ten games, coming into this game after a loss last night by the score of 8-3. Boston’s odds continue to trend downward during the rough stretch. The Red Sox season performance is highlighted by:

  • Runs per game: 4.3
  • Team average: .243
  • Team home runs: 63.0
  • Team Stolen bases: 48.0
  • Team ERA: 3.38
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 520

Player Stats for Braves vs Red Sox

Two duos to keep an eye on heading into this game are Marcell Ozuna and Ronald Acuña Jr. from the Atlanta Braves and Rafael Devers and Jarren Duran from the Boston Red Sox. Each duo member leads their team in some key statistical categories and has been a key force in many of their wins on the season.

Atlanta Braves Stat Leaders

Marcell Ozuna leads the Braves in batting average, home runs, and RBIs, while Ronald Acuña Jr. tops the charts in runs and stolen bases. Both players are critical to the Braves’ offensive strategy.

  • AVG Leader: Marcell Ozuna .313
  • HR Leader: Marcell Ozuna 17
  • RBI Leader: Marcell Ozuna 53
  • Runs Leader: Ronald Acuña Jr. 38
  • SB Leader: Ronald Acuña Jr. 16

Boston Red Sox Stat Leaders

On the Red Sox side, Rafael Devers leads in batting average, while Tyler O’Neill and Ceddanne Rafaela are key for home runs and RBIs, respectively. Jarren Duran’s speed has him leading in runs and stolen bases, crucial for the Red Sox’s game plan.

  • AVG Leader: Rafael Devers .283
  • HR Leader: Tyler O’Neill 11
  • RBI Leader: Ceddanne Rafaela 33
  • Runs Leader: Jarren Duran 34
  • SB Leader: Jarren Duran 11
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