Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers Matchup

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The Oakland Athletics are ready to take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. NBC Sports – California will televise this AL matchup and the game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

Oakland (-135) is entering this game as the favorite against Detroit (+125) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 9 runs. Odds for wagering on the games total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the odds standing at Athletics -1.5 runs (+110) and Tigers +1.5 runs (-130).

The Tigers are 43-36 against the spread (ATS), but just 36-44 straight up (SU). The team has gained 4.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.1 units (ATS). Detroit has covered the spread just twice in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Athletics, on the other hand, are 42-38 SU and have gone 36-43 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 3.0 units for moneyline bettors, but have lost 8.4 units ATS. Oakland is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Tigers games have had an over/under record of 33-44-2 so far in 2018. Oakland has an over/under record of 40-35-4.

Right-hander Chris Bassitt will get the start for the visiting Athletics. Bassitt (0-3, 3.86 ERA) has recorded 13 punchouts in 16.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Tigers will turn to righty Mike Fiers (5-4, 4.29 ERA) to the mound. Fiers has 58 strikeouts and 18 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.33. Fiers made two starts against the team in 2017, compiling a 1-1 record in 2017, posting a 1-1 record with a 4.97 ERA and 12 strikeouts.

As a unit, Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 4.35 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.69 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

The Detroit offense is putting up 4.1 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .224/.279/.300 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that span.

The Tigers batters have been led by outfielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias. Castellanos is hitting .308/.355/.503 with 10 home runs, 45 RBIs and 40 runs scored, and Iglesias has produced a line of .273/.316/.390 with 72 hits, 28 RBIs, 26 runs and 12 stolen bases.

For the visiting squad, Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.57 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 6.66 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.49, along with a K/9 of 8.66.

The Athletics offense has slashed .243/.316/.421 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.7 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.6 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Second baseman Jed Lowrie and shortstop Marcus Semien continue to lead Oakland’s hitters. Lowrie is slashing .288/.345/.487 with 13 home runs, 53 RBIs and 34 runs scored. Semien (.245/.300/.364) has produced seven homers, 30 RBIs and 45 runs scored.

The Athletics have gained 6.2 units and are 22-29 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 27 of those games, compared to 22 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Tigers have lost 2.6 units and are 30-30 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 22 of those games, as opposed to 36 which went under the total.

Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in three of Detroit’s last seven games.
  • Oakland has recorded 25.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 24.4 over its last five.
  • The Athletics have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit seven over their last 10.