Detroit Tigers vs. Atlanta Braves: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 17, 2024

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Jun 17, 2024 6:12 AM
The Atlanta Braves, sporting a 38-31 overall record and a strong 21-13 home record, look to defend their turf at Truist Park as they host the Detroit Tigers on Monday, June 17 at 7:20 PM. The Tigers, sitting at 34-37 overall and 18-18 on the road, will aim to upset the Braves in this interleague matchup. This one's shaping up to be a thrilling contest at Truist Park.
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Tigers vs Braves starting pitchers

  • Max Fried for Atlanta Braves
  • Reese Olson for Detroit Tigers

Tigers vs Braves statistics

Stat Tigers Braves
Hits 557 (19th) 577 (15th)
Batting Average .232 (23rd) .246 (13th)
Runs Batted In 289 (16th) 293 (15th)
Runs 304 (17th) 309 (15th)
Home Runs 67 (22nd) 75 (13th)
Walks 207 (Tied-23rd) 200 (26th)
Stolen Bases 31 (Tied-28th) 31 (Tied-28th)
Strikeouts 626 (10th) 599 (12th)
Pitches 10444 (14th) 10094 (Tied-24th)

Atlanta Braves recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/16/24 vs Tampa Bay Rays L 8-6
6/15/24 vs Tampa Bay Rays W 9-2
6/14/24 vs Tampa Bay Rays W 7-3
6/13/24 @ Baltimore Orioles W 6-3
6/12/24 @ Baltimore Orioles L 4-2

Detroit Tigers recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/16/24 @ Houston Astros L 4-1
6/15/24 @ Houston Astros W 13-5
6/14/24 @ Houston Astros L 4-0
6/13/24 vs Washington Nationals W 7-2
6/12/24 vs Washington Nationals L 7-5

Tigers vs Braves predictions

Looking at the Detroit Tigers' lineup, Mark Canha seems primed to make a notable contribution in the upcoming game. His ability to put the ball in play and drive in runs could really come into play, especially considering his knack for timely hitting. Additionally, Riley Greene is another player to watch out for. With his power and speed, he has the capacity to turn any pitch into a big play. His projected involvement in generating runs could be crucial for the Tigers, especially against a strong Braves pitching staff.

On the Braves' side, Marcell Ozuna has been swinging a hot bat this season, and his consistent power makes him a constant home run threat every time he steps to the plate. Given his stats, he’s likely to continue his impressive performance. Meanwhile, Matt Olson's ability to drive in runs and get on base cannot be overlooked. His projected numbers suggest a strong performance, possibly contributing crucial RBIs which could be key in tight situations.

Given the context and considering the projections and form of key players from both teams, the Atlanta Braves might hold the upper hand in this matchup. Their balanced attack, coupled with the home-field advantage at Truist Park, where they've compiled an impressive record, gives them a slight edge over the Tigers. Expect a competitive game, but the Braves' offensive strength and deeper pitching might just tip the scales in their favor in what promises to be an exciting contest.

Atlanta Braves injuries

  • A.J. Minter (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Jimmy Herget (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Luis Liberato (OF): Day-To-Day
  • Michael Harris II (CF): 10-Day-IL
  • AJ Smith-Shawver (SP): 15-Day-IL

Detroit Tigers injuries

  • Kerry Carpenter (RF): 10-Day-IL
  • Alex Faedo (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Jackson Jobe (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Javier Baez (SS): 10-Day-IL
  • Angel De Jesus (RP): Out

Tigers vs Braves game info

Venue Truist Park
Location Atlanta, Georgia
First pitch Mon 7:20 PM
Temperature 86°
Chance of Rain 15%

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