Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics Free Pick

Jonathan GarosBaseball, MLB

The Detroit Tigers will pay a visit to Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to face the Oakland Athletics. NBC Sports – California will televise this AL matchup. The game gets underway at 10:05 p.m. ET.

Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics Odds

Detroit (+170) is entering this game as the underdog to Oakland (-180) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at nine runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at Tigers +1.5 runs (-130) and Athletics -1.5 runs (+110).

The Athletics are 62-45 straight up (SU) and 57-53 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 23.1 units for moneyline bettors and 2.6 units (ATS). Oakland has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. On the other hand, the Tigers are 46-61 SU and have gone 56-53 ATS. Overall, the team’s gained 1.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline, but have lost 5.0 units ATS. Detroit is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Athletics games have had an over/under record of 53-50-7 in 2018. Detroit has been a solid under bet with a total record of 44-61-4.

Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starters own a 4.34 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 7.34 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.44, along with a WHIP of 1.29.

The Tigers offense has slashed .244/.304/.383 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias have paced Detroit’s offense. Castellanos is hitting .286/.340/.487 with 15 home runs, 58 RBIs and 57 runs scored. Iglesias (.268/.309/.392) has produced four homers, 44 RBIs, 35 runs and 13 steals.

In the home-team dugout, Oakland’s pitching staff has given up 4.4 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 4.39, a WHIP of 1.24 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.5. The bullpen has a 3.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

The Oakland offense is putting up 4.8 runs per outing, including 6.2 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .291/.371/.471 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Athletics’ hitters have been led by shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Jed Lowrie. Semien is hitting .259/.317/.372 with seven home runs, 39 RBIs, 61 runs and 11 steals, and Lowrie’s line is .271/.352/.468 with 17 homers, 68 RBIs and 48 runs scored.

The Tigers have gained 9.2 units and are 19-10 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 14 of those games, compared to 14 that’ve gone under against -handed starting pitchers.

Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends,

  • The over has hit in three of Oakland’s last seven games.
  • Detroit has recorded 19.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 22.4 over its last five.
  • The Tigers have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 16 over their last 10.