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Atlanta Braves vs. Detroit Tigers

June 19, 2024

The Atlanta Braves clash against the Detroit Tigers as they continue their inter-league series with the finale of their three-game set Wednesday inside Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. They throw out the first pitch at 12:20 pm for an early afternoon start. 

Bookmaker has installed the Tigers as +125 on the ML. 

Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

The Braves have dealt with some tough injuries and blows this season, and to their credit, they are hanging around in the NL East. The Philadelphia Phillies look to be the team to beat in the division, but we have seen the Braves make runs in the past. Even with major injuries, they have had deep runs in the playoffs, with one resulting in a World Series title years ago.

They still have one of baseball's most profound and best lineups, and they need some of those hitters to step up and carry them. 

On offense, they are led by veteran DH Marcel Ozuna, who has already clubbed a team-high 20 home runs this season. He is having a monster first half of the season and is halfway through tying his career-high of 40 home runs, which he cracked in 2023. 

Atlanta will send out Reynaldo Lopez, who takes the ball along with his record of 4-2 on the season onto the mound. He has an ERA of 1.69 and has done an excellent job this season for the Braves, who have a team ERA of 3.68. 

Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

The Tigers are a team trying to keep its head above water. They have been a tough team to watch at times this season, and they are hoping to make a run in the second half of the season. They need to get back to .500 on the season first, and then they can worry about better positioning themselves in the AL Central division. 

Because right now, as it stands, they are 11 1/2 games back of the first-place Cleveland Guardians, who are trying to run away with the division. Kansas City, which is in second place, might have a say in that before the season is done. 

Offensively, the Tigers have struggled at times this season. When they recently lost, their offense was non-existent. During this recent slide, they scored one run twice and were also blanked 4-0 by the Houston Astros. 

Game Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

The Braves are 4-1 in their last five games and 3-2 in their previous five games against the spread. They are also 16-19 in their road games against the number. The totals have gone over in three out of their last five games and 14 out of their last 35 at home. The Tigers are 2-3 in their previous five games and 3-2 in their last five games against the spread. They are also 18-19 in their road games against the number. The totals have gone over in one out of their last five games. 

Pick: Detroit Tigers + 125