On the evening of May 10, 2024, Fenway Park will be the backdrop for an intriguing MLB matchup as the Washington Nationals take on the Boston Red Sox at 7:10 PM under overcast skies. Patrick Corbin, with his ERA of 6.451, will start for the Nationals, while Tanner Houck, who boasts a more impressive ERA of 1.985, will take the mound for the Red Sox.

In the 2024 NL East standings, the Nationals are currently 8th with an 18-18 record, managing a .500 win percentage and ranking 4th within their division. Their recent performance has seen them win 6 of their last 10 outings, but they are coming off a loss. For road games, they’ve played well with 11 victories against 8 losses while struggling a bit more at home with 7 wins to 10 losses.

Conversely, the Boston Red Sox, with a 19-18 record, find themselves in the 9th spot in the AL East with a winning percentage of .514. Their division record stands at 0-3, leaving them 3rd in the division rankings. The Red Sox have split their last 10 games with 5 wins and have suffered 2 consecutive losses. They are slightly better on the road with a 12-9 record as opposed to a 7-9 at Fenway Park.

From a betting perspective, Boston is favored with a -1.5 point spread and the over/under pegged at 8.5 for total runs. The money line odds for the visiting Nationals stand at +169, suggesting a lower probability of victory compared to the Red Sox, who have -203. These odds reflect both the recent form and pitching matchups for this encounter, indicating a potentially close game where effective pitching could play a crucial role.