Detroit Tigers vs. Atlanta Braves Matchup

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The Atlanta Braves are set to host the Detroit Tigers at SunTrust Park. This interleague matchup will begin at 1:20 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Detroit is in line to showcase the game.

Detroit Tigers vs. Atlanta Braves Odds

Detroit (receiving +155) is entering this one as the underdog against Atlanta (-165) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at 9 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). The game’s current runline odds stand at -140 for picking the Tigers +1.5 runs and +120 for the Braves -1.5.

The Tigers have gone 22-33 SU this year and are 25-29 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 3.0 units for moneyline bettors and 6.6 units ATS. Detroit has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Braves, on the other hand, are 31-27 SU and 27-30 ATS. They’ve lost 1.1 units for moneyline bettors and 1.6 units ATS. Atlanta has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in three of those seven.

Atlanta games have a 28-24-5 over/under record so far in 2019. The Tigers have been a decent under bet with a total record of 23-29-2.

The southpaw Matthew Boyd will get the start for Detroit. Boyd is 5-4 with a 2.85 ERA and 88 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Braves this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Braves are sending righty Julio Teheran (3-4, 3.53 ERA) to the mound. Teheran has 63 strikeouts and 33 walks to his name, along with a 1.25 WHIP. Teheran did not re a start against the Tigers in 2018.

As a unit, Atlanta’s pitching staff has allowed 4.8 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.23 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.45 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 9.7 K/9.

The Atlanta offense is putting up 4.9 runs per outing, including 4.9 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .240/.297/.363 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

First baseman Freddie Freeman and second baseman Ozzie Albies have led the Braves’ offense this year. Freeman is hitting .306/.394/.563 with 14 home runs, 34 RBIs and 40 runs scored, while Albies is batting .269 with seven homers, 24 RBIs and 33 runs.

For the visiting squad, Detroit’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.40 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.25 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 5.15, along with a WHIP of 1.29 and a K/9 of 7.90.

The Tigers offense has slashed .227/.293/.375 on its way to 3.5 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Detroit’s offense has been fueled by Nicholas Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera. Castellanos is slashing .263/.308/.456 with six home runs, 22 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while Cabrera is slashing .284/.356/.356 with two homers, 22 RBIs and 14 runs scored.

The Tigers have lost 2.4 units and are 19-25 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 16 of those games, as opposed to 27 that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Braves have netted 2.0 units and are 5-8 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in nine of those games, as opposed to three that’ve cashed the under.

Tigers vs. Braves Free Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in three of Atlanta’s last seven games.
  • The Tigers have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • The Tigers have an OPS of .668 this season and an OPS of .658 against right-handed pitchers. The Braves’ OPS stands at .768 overall and .748 versus righties.
  • Detroit has recorded 24.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.2 over its last five.