The clash between the Washington Nationals and the Boston Red Sox is set for May 11, 2024, at Fenway Park, starting at 4:10 pm under partially cloudy skies. Pitching for the Nationals will be Jake Irvin, who carries a 3.724 ERA, while Cooper Criswell, with an impressive 1.742 ERA, will take the mound for the Red Sox.

In the NL East Division standings of 2024, the Nationals are 7th with a 19-18 record, showing a slight edge with a winning percentage of .51. They also boast a good performance within their division, ranking third with a 5-2 record. Recently, they have won six of their last ten games and are riding a one-game winning streak. Their road record of 12-8 contrasts with a less favorable 7-10 at home. The Nationals have scored 156 runs but allowed 160.

The Red Sox are also evenly matched in the AL East, standing 9th with a 19-19 record, which mirrors a .50 winning percentage. They struggle in division games with no wins and three losses, placing them third in this category. Coming into this game, the Red Sox have dropped their last three, although they hold a slightly better record on the road (12-9) compared to home games (7-10). Their offensive lineup has produced 165 runs, and they’ve conceded 135.

Looking at the game odds, the Washington Nationals are set as underdogs with a point spread of -1.5 and an away team money line of +135. The over/under for the game is positioned at 8.5, indicating expectations of a moderately high-scoring game. The Boston Red Sox, meanwhile, are favorites with a home team money line of -162. These odds suggest a close contest, but with slight favoritism towards the Red Sox pulling through at their home ground.