On the evening of May 14, 2024, the Tampa Bay Rays are set to clash with the Boston Red Sox under potentially overcast skies at Fenway Park, starting at 07:10 PM. Aaron Civale will take the pitcher’s mound for the Rays, carrying a current ERA of 5.879. Opposing him will be the Red Sox’s Nick Pivetta, who holds a more formidable ERA of 3.600.

The Rays hold a balanced season record of 21-21, sitting 10th in the 2024 AL East Division, with a winning percentage of .500. They’re 4th in divisional play (5-6 record), and have amassed 7 wins in their last 10 matchups, currently enjoying a one-game win streak. Their road games show a 7-9 record, while they’ve managed a better performance at home with 14 victories against 12 losses.

Conversely, the Boston Red Sox, slightly ahead, rank 9th in the division with a 21-20 record and a .510 winning percentage. Their performance within the division hasn’t been as promising, with no wins in four attempts, which places them third in division standings. The Red Sox are working off a losing streak, having won only 3 of their last 10 games, with a 9-11 home record and a more positive 12-9 tally on the road.

In terms of scoring, the Rays have put up 172 runs but have given up 202, whereas the Red Sox have scored 175 and conceded 144. As for the betting odds, the game presents interesting numbers; the point spread sits at 1.5, the over-under is pegged at 8.5. The betting lines offer the Rays at +103, making them slight underdogs, while the Red Sox are favored at home with a line of -123. These numbers indicate a close contest, suggesting that bettors expect a tight game with relatively moderate scoring.