Braves vs. Tigers prediction and odds for Wednesday, June 14 (Back Lorenzen to bounce back again)

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen (21)
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen (21) / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Today, the Atlanta Braves wrap up their interleague series with the Detroit Tigers. Atlanta is one of the best teams in the National League and are road favorites in this one, but Detroit has already ended its losing streak in this series. 

For the series finale, the Braves will turn to AJ Smith-Scawver. The rookie has yet to allow an earned run in 7.2 innings of work. Detroit will go with Michael Lorenzen who is 2-3 with a 3.75 ERA on the season. Let’s take a look at the odds. 

Braves vs. Tigers odds, run line and total

Braves vs. Tigers prediction and pick

The Tigers were awful offensively in June that was until the Braves bullpen gave them life in Game 1 of this series.

Still they have a maybe the weakest lineup in the sport, especially without Riley Greene at the top of it. Spencer Torkelson has found a rhythm at the plate in this series and carried Detroit to that Game 1 win, but I’m not betting on him to outduel the Atlanta offense by himself again. 

Instead, I’ll go with the under in this one. Smith-Schawver has only allowed three hits in 7.2 innings so far and no earned runs. I don’t think the tide has turned for the Tigers offense to the point where they can do damage, even against a rookie.

On the other side though, Lorenzen has been good enough to keep his lackluster lineup around in ball games. 

Lorenzen has a 3.75 ERA after a six run outing last start against the Diamondbacks. He has had a few blowup starts like that on his game log this year, but all three times prior that he’s allowed five runs or more in a start, he’s given up none or one run his next time out. 

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