Detroit Tigers Betting at Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The struggling Detroit Tigers are trying to avoid dropping their ninth in a row as they play host to the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park. The game gets underway 1:10 p.m. ET and MLB Network will broadcast this AL showdown.

Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

Both teams have equal moneyline odds (-105) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this game at 9 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at +140 for the Athletics -1.5 runs and -160 for the Tigers +1.5.

The Tigers are 43-37 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 36-45 straight up (SU). They’ve gained 3.6 units for moneyline bettors while earning 0.3 units (ATS). The Athletics, on the other hand, have gone 43-38 SU this year and are 37-43 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 4.0 units for moneyline bettors, but have lost 7.2 units ATS.

Tigers games have had an over/under record of 34-44-2 so far in 2018. The Athletics have been a decent over bet with a total record of 41-35-4.

The left-handed Sean Manaea is getting the nod for Oakland. Manaea is 7-6 with a 3.40 ERA and 75 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Tigers are putting the ball in the hands of righty Michael Fulmer (3-6, 4.17 ERA), who has 75 strikeouts and 30 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.26. Fulmer only made one start against the Athletics in 2017 (1-0, 1.13 ERA and nine strikeouts across eight innings).

Detroit’s pitching staff has allowed 4.8 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 4.30, a WHIP of 1.28 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 4.72 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

The Detroit offense is putting up 4.0 runs per outing, including 3.2 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .214/.286/.292 over its last five games and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

Nicholas Castellanos has helped lead the Tigers’ offense this season with 10 home runs, 45 RBIs and 40 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.50 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 6.67 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.45, along with a WHIP of 1.24.

Athletics hitters have slashed .243/.316/.420 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Jed Lowrie has led Oakland’s offense and is slashing .291/.349/.494 with 13 home runs, 54 RBIs and 34 runs scored.

The Athletics are looking for another win following a 3-0 victory in the prior game of the series.

Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Tigers, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in six of Oakland’s last seven outings.
  • The Athletics have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit six over their last 10.
  • Oakland has posted 25.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.6 over its last five.