Tigers, Braves meet on Sunday night

The Atlanta Braves and the Detroit Tigers will close out the MLB betting schedule for the week on Sunday Night Baseball as those teams take the diamond to finish up their interleague series.

And the Tigers will be looking for probable pitcher Doug Fister to stay undefeated on the season on Sunday, as he hauls his 3-0 record and 2.00 ERA to the mound. The righthander has given up just six earned runs on 23 hits in 27 innings of work this year.

Atlanta puts its faith in starter Mike Minor to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-1. Getting the ball for the Tigers is Doug Fister, who owns a 3-0 record on the season with a 2.00 ERA.

View Atlanta vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Tigers as -142 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 2 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Braves, who rate a National League No. 14 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Braves rank No. 9 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 6.7 runs per game.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 7-4 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Braves were saddled with a loss last time out in Kris Medlen's start, as they lost 7-4 against Detroit on Saturday at Comerica Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Braves at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta's last 14 games when playing Detroit
Atlanta is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Washington, Monday, April 29
Detroit home to Minnesota, Monday, April 29

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