Atlanta Braves vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 6/14/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-170) Detroit (+145)
The Detroit Tigers (27-37) host the Atlanta Braves (40-26) at Comerica Park on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Atlanta at -170 and Detroit is coming in at +145. The total comes in at 9. The starting pitchers are AJ Smith-Shawver and Michael Lorenzen.
The Braves have recorded 117 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 109 balls out of the stadium. Atlanta has a slugging % of .465 and have been called out on strikes 559 times, while taking a walk on 216 occasions. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 5.1 runs per outing, which ranks them 5th in baseball. They have earned 327 runs batted in as well as 591 hits this season, while their average at the plate sits at .263. They have tallied 339 runs and have an on-base percentage of .333.
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The Braves hold a team ERA of 3.78 this season (8th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 616 batters. Braves pitchers have conceded 66 long balls in addition to 271 runs (8th in the league). They have walked 213 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.86 as a team on the year. Atlanta has allowed 535 hits (8.2 per 9 innings) as well as 246 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.89 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28.
Braves relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 59 times as well as having 75 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 44 holds on the campaign (5th in the league). The Braves relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 58.8% and has entered the game in 78 save situations. They have earned 20 saves so far this year and have blown 14 of their 34 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 85 runners for the season with 35.3% of those players ended up scoring. The Braves have dispatched 221 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Braves have turned 68.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 5,277 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 25th in baseball. The Atlanta Braves are sitting with 1,759 putouts on the year, as well as 556 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .982 which is 28th in MLB, and have accumulated 60 double plays.
Smith-Shawver has pitched in 7 frames and has accounted for 5 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 0.00 (0 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 0.783. He has surrendered 3 hits (3.5 hits per nine innings) with 3 free passes. Smith-Shawver (0-0 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.14 while going up against 28 batters in the major leagues.
The Detroit Tigers have recorded a team OBP of .300 and a team batting average of .225 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 586 occasions (12th in baseball) and have recorded 489 hits. Detroit has tallied 54 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 222 runs batted in. The Tigers have a team slugging % of .352 and they are recording 3.58 runs per contest (30th in the league). They have tallied 100 two-baggers, while walking 221 times as well as scoring 229 runs.
The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 311 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.48 (284 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 78 long balls and they relinquish 4.91 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.256 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.32 as a squad this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 8.00 (510 strikeouts vs 184 walks). They are sitting at 8th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 532.
Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.1% of 105 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 75 times in high leverage situations in addition to 74 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 61 save situations, the Tigers have earned 34 holds and also 11 blown saves. They are ranked 23rd in MLB with a save rate of 56.0%, and they have sent 203 relievers to the mound on the campaign. Detroit has called on relievers to enter the contest in 25 save chances and they have come away with 14 saves.
In their 5,136 innings played, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (6th in MLB). The Detroit Tigers have turned 44 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (24th in professional baseball). The Tigers have racked up 558 assists, 38 errors and have earned a total of 1,712 putouts for the year.
So far in his career, Lorenzen has given up 581 hits and he has 535 strikeouts in 631 innings pitched. He has given up 285 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.323 and a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.11 and he has faced 2,684 batters during his pro baseball career. Lorenzen (33-32 career win-loss record) holds a 4.06 earned run average while giving up 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-170)
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