On the evening of May 14, 2024, a key match-up within the AL East will take place at Fenway Park as the Tampa Bay Rays cross bats with the Boston Red Sox. Starting at 7:10 PM under overcast skies, this game promises intense competition. Aaron Civale, carrying a 5.879 ERA, will take the mound for the Rays. His counterpart from the Red Sox, Nick Pivetta, will pitch with a solid 3.600 ERA.

In the division’s standings as of 2024, the Rays have secured a .500 win percentage with a 21-21 record, placing them 10th in the AL East. They have managed 7 wins in their last 10 games, pushing their win streak to one. On the other hand, the Red Sox, standing 9th, hold a slightly better win percentage of .510, with a 21-20 record but have struggled recently with only 3 wins in their last 10 games and are currently on a losing streak.

Betting enthusiasts will find the odds intriguing for this match-up. The point spread stands at 1.5, favoring the Rays slightly in what appears to be a closely contested game. The over/under is set at 8.5, indicating expectations of a moderately high-scoring game. For those betting on individual team success, the money line for the Red Sox sits at -123, making them slight favorites at home, while the Rays are at +103, suggesting a competitive game where the Rays are viable underdogs.