Atlanta Braves vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 6/13/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-345) Detroit (+285)
The Atlanta Braves (40-25) are on their way to Comerica Park on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Detroit Tigers (26-37). The line on this matchup has Atlanta at -345 while Detroit opens at +285. The total is 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Spencer Strider and Reese Olson.
The Braves have compiled 115 doubles as a squad and have hit 108 baseballs out of the park. Atlanta has a slugging rate of .466 and have been called out on strikes 554 times, while being walked on 212 occasions. As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which is 5th in baseball. They have recorded 322 RBI's and 583 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is at .263. They have earned 334 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .333.
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The Braves hold a team ERA of 3.76 so far this year (7th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 603 batters. Braves pitchers have surrendered 64 home runs and also 265 runs in total (7th in the league). They have walked 210 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.86 as a team this season. Atlanta has surrendered 520 hits (8.1 per 9 innings) as well as 241 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.87 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27.
Braves relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 56 times as well as having 73 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 42 holds for the season (5th in MLB). The Braves bullpen have compiled a save rate of 60.6% and has come into the game in 75 save situations. They have accumulated 20 saves so far this season and have not converted 13 out of their 33 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 82 runners over the course of the season with 36.6% of those players crossed the plate. The Braves have sent 216 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Braves have transformed 68.4% of baseballs in play into outs in their 5,193 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 21st in baseball. The Atlanta Braves have notched a total of 1,731 putouts this year, as well as 550 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which has them sitting 26th in MLB, and have accumulated 60 double plays.
Strider (18-7 career record) has earned a FIP of 2.28 while he has faced 837 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 140 hits (6.1 hits per nine innings) with 74 free passes. His earned run average is 3.08 (71 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.030. Strider has taken the mound for 207 innings and has racked up 323 K's in his career.
The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .348 and they are recording 3.54 runs per contest (30th in baseball). They have put up 97 two-baggers, while getting a free base 218 times as well as putting up 223 runs. Detroit is sitting with 52 HRs for the year and 216 RBIs. They have been rung up on 573 instances (14th in baseball) and have tallied 474 base hits. The Detroit Tigers are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .299 and a batting average of .223 on the year.
The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 306 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.50 (280 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 77 dingers and they surrender 4.92 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB). The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.257 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.31 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 8.10 (505 strikeouts against 180 free passes). They are currently ranked 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 524.
Detroit has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 25 save chances and they have earned 14 saves. They rank 24th in MLB with a save percentage of 56.0%, and they have dispatched 200 relievers to the mound on the year. Their relievers have come in 73 times in high leverage situations and also on 71 occasions with runners on. Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.2% out of 102 inherited base runners. Sitting with 61 save situations, the Tigers have earned 34 holds and also 11 blown saves.
In their 5,046 innings played, the Tigers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (6th in baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 42 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (24th in the majors). The Tigers have recorded 544 assists, 37 errors and are sitting with 1,682 putouts so far this year.
Olson (0-1 career mark) has earned a 2.70 earned run average while giving up 4.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.50 and he has gone up against 38 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded 3 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 0.700 and being the owner of a FIP of 2.1. During his pro baseball career, Olson has allowed 5 base hits while accumulating 9 punch outs in 10 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+285)
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