Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

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The Atlanta Braves are squaring off against the Detroit Tigers at SunTrust Park. The game gets underway 7:20 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Detroit will be showing this interleague matchup.

Detroit Tigers vs. Atlanta Braves Odds

Vegas has listed Detroit (+155) as the underdog to Atlanta (-165). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at +100 for over 9.5 runs and -120 for under 9.5. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at Tigers +1.5 runs (-140) and Braves -1.5 runs (+120).

The Braves are 30-26 straight up (SU) and 27-29 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 0.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 0.6 units ATS. Atlanta has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the total has gone over in three of those seven. The Tigers have gone 21-32 SU this year and are 24-29 against the spread. Overall, the team’s lost 4.7 units for moneyline gamblers and 7.6 units ATS. Detroit has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Braves games have a 27-24-5 over/under record so far in 2019. Detroit has been a decent under bet with a total record of 22-29-2.

The right-handed Spencer Turnbull is projected to start for Detroit. Turnbull (2-4, 2.97 ERA) has racked up 62 strikeouts in 60.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Braves this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Braves are turning to Mike Foltynewicz (1-3, 5.67 ERA). Foltynewicz has 24 strikeouts and eight walks, along with a 1.26 WHIP. Foltynewicz did not re a start against the Tigers in 2018.

Atlanta’s pitching staff has given up 4.8 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The team’s starters have an ERA of 4.16, a WHIP of 1.29 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.1. The bullpen has a 4.46 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 9.4 K/9.

Atlanta’s offense is putting up 4.9 runs per outing, including 4.3 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .244/.309/.372 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Braves’ hitters have been led by first baseman Freddie Freeman and second baseman Ozzie Albies. Freeman is hitting .308/.398/.561 with 13 home runs, 32 RBIs and 39 runs scored, while Albies is hitting .264 with seven homers, 24 RBIs and 32 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.39 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.39 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 5.25, along with a K/9 of 7.85.

The Tigers offense has slashed .225/.292/.367 on its way to 3.4 runs scored per game this season, including 3.6 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Detroit’s hitters have been led by Nicholas Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera. Castellanos is slashing .269/.316/.457 with five home runs, 20 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while Cabrera (.288/.361/.361) has produced two homers, 22 RBIs and 14 runs scored.

The Tigers have lost 4.1 units and are 18-25 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, compared to 27 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Braves have lost 1.3 units and are 22-21 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 18 of those games, compared to 21 that went under the total.

Tigers vs. Braves Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Braves, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • Detroit has logged 15 extra-base hits over its last five games. Atlanta has 12 XBH over its last five.
  • The Tigers have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.
  • The Tigers have a total OPS of .659 this season and an OPS of .651 against right-handed pitchers. The Braves’ OPS stands at .768 overall and .751 against righties.
  • Atlanta has recorded 20.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 20.8 over its last five.
  • The Braves have dropped three of their last four games SU.