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Braves vs Tigers Expert Picks and Predictions – June 17

Tigers vs. Braves Prediction

The Detroit Tigers open a three-game interleague series against the Atlanta Braves on Monday. Detroit is 34-36 and defeated the Houston Astros 13-5 on Saturday and will complete a three-game series with Houston on Sunday. Detroit has won two of the last three and the Tigers are fourth in the American League Central, 11 games behind first-place Cleveland. Make sure you stay up to date on all the MLB action, with our expert MLB picks.

Matt Vierling is hitting .266 to lead Detroit, while Riley Greene is the leader in home runs with 14, RBI with 36, hits with 66 and an on-base percentage of .348. Detroit has a team batting average of .234 and a slugging percentage of .380. The Detroit Tigers will send Reese Olson to the mound on Monday. The right-hander is 1-8 with a 3.68 ERA, 61 Ks and 23 BBs.

The Atlanta Braves are 38-30 after a 9-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Atlanta has won each of the first two games of the series with Tampa Bay, which concludes on Sunday. Marcell Ozuna hit one of Atlanta’s four home runs in the win on Saturday. The Braves are second in the National League East, eight games behind first-place Philadelphia.

Marcell Ozuna is hitting .327 with 20 home runs, 62 RBI, 83 hits and an on-base percentage of .399 and leads Atlanta in each of the five statistical categories. Atlanta has a team batting average of .246 and a slugging percentage of .404. The Atlanta Braves will send Max Fried to the mound on Monday. The southpaw is 6-3 with a 3.20 ERA, 70 Ks and 24 BBs.