[3:05 PM] Tigers @ Braves

Who will WIN this matchup?

Detroit Tigers (86-74)

@ Atlanta Braves (67-93)


Starting Pitchers:

Verlander (DET): 16-8; 3.10 ERA

Teheran (ATL) 6-10; 3.33 ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Detroit Tigers: 6-4

Atlanta Braves: 8-2


Current odds:

Detroit Tigers: (-146)

Atlanta Braves: (+136)


ESPN simulations have Atlanta as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Detroit to win as (XX) favorites.

The Detroit Tigers are left with zero margin for error as they wrap up an interleague series with the Atlanta Braves in the final game at Turner Field on Sunday. The Tigers will need a loss by either Baltimore or Toronto on Sunday in addition to defeating both the Braves in the series finale and upending Cleveland in a make-up contest the following day to force a play-in game for an American League wild-card spot.

Verlander has authored three consecutive gems in which he has posted a 2-0 record after allowing two runs and nine hits with 30 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings. He scattered four hits and fanned 12 in 7 2/3 frames of a 12-0 rout of Cleveland on Tuesday. Verlander has won both career starts against Atlanta, striking out 17 in 14 innings while limiting the Braves to just a .200 batting average.

Teheran was fortunate to walk away with a no-decision on Tuesday allowing six runs and 10 hits in four innings versus Philadelphia. He owns a 3-1 mark after coming off the disabled list in mid-August but has yielded five or more runs in three of those seven starts. Teheran has surrendered six homers in those outings and owns a 1-6 record at home this season.

Detroit LF Justin Upton, a former Brave, has homered in back-to-back contests and gone deep nine times in his last 14 games.

Atlanta SS Dansby Swanson is 6-for-12 with a homer, three RBIs and six runs scored during his four-game hitting streak.

Tigers RF J.D. Martinez is 0-for-9 with six strikeouts in the series.

StreakSmarts Pick: Detroit Tigers 

Confidence: 5/10

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