On the evening of May 14, 2024, Fenway Park will be the stage for an exciting matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox, scheduled to start at 7:10 PM under overcast skies.

Aaron Civale will take the mound for the Rays, entering the game with a 5.879 ERA. Opposing him, Nick Pivetta of the Red Sox, who boasts a more favorable ERA at 3.600, will look to harness his strong season form to benefit his team.

As of this meeting, the Rays balance their season at a .500 winning percentage with a 21-21 record, positioning them 10th within the 2024 AL East Division. Their recent performance indicates resilience, with 7 wins in their last 10 games and a current streak of one consecutive win. The Rays show a divergence in performance when comparing home (14-12) and away (7-9) records.

Similarly, the Red Sox, who are slightly ahead with a 21-20 record, reflecting a .510 winning percentage, find themselves just above the Rays in the 9th spot. Yet, they’ve faced a tougher recent run, with only 3 wins in their last 10 outings and entering this game after a loss.

In terms of betting odds, the game sets up intriguingly. The point spread stands at 1.5 in favor of the Red Sox, with the over/under total at 8.5 runs. For those looking at outright results, the money line offers the Rays at +103 and the Red Sox at -123, indicating a slight favor towards Boston at home. These odds suggest a closely contested battle, one that could tilt with just a few key plays.