Scheduled for May 14, 2024 at Boston’s iconic Fenway Park, the Tampa Bay Rays are set to clash with the Boston Red Sox starting at 7:10 PM. Expect a game under overcast skies which might add an extra layer of challenge for the players.

Aaron Civale will take the pitcher’s mound for the Rays, carrying an ERA of 5.879, while Nick Pivetta will handle pitching duties for the Red Sox, maintaining a more favorable ERA of 3.600.

The Rays, positioned 10th in the 2024 AL East Division with a .500 winning record (21-21), show a decent recent form with 7 wins in their last 10 games, and come into this game off a win. They have not fared as well on the road (7-9) compared to their home performance (14-12). In division play, their record is 5-6.

On the other hand, the Red Sox are slightly ahead in 9th position with a 21-20 record, a winning percentage of .510. They face challenges within their division (0-4) and have been struggling lately, winning just 3 of their last 10 games. The team boasts a slightly better road record (12-9) compared to their games at Fenway Park (9-11).

In terms of betting, the odds are leaning towards an interesting contest. The point spread stands at 1.5, with the over/under pegged at 8.5. For moneyline bets, the Rays come in at 103, suggesting a close match, while the Red Sox, with a moneyline of -123, are the slight favorites at home. Betting trends might tilt due to the pitching matchup and the recent form of both teams, so bettors should consider these factors when placing their bets.