The Atlanta Braves and the Detroit Tigers will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Comerica Park.
The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Paul Maholm in this game. Maholm has a 3-1 record and a 1.03 ERA this season.
Maholm's opponent in this one will be Anibal Sanchez. The Tigers righthander has a 1.75 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 137-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
The Braves were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +108 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for Detroit, they were an 8-3 loser as they battled the Royals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +161 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Atlanta: 15-6 SU
Detroit: 10-10 SU
ATLANTA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
DETROIT MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Atlanta is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Atlanta is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Detroit home to Atlanta, Saturday, April 27