Athletics vs Tigers: MLB playoff odds
MLB playoff wagering interest swings to the Detroit vs Oakland battle on Saturday at Comerica Park as the Tigers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Detroit hands the ball to starter Justin Verlander in this one and he'll try to improve on his 17-8 mark on the year in Game 1 of the series. Oakland counters with Jarrod Parker, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.
If you're going with the Tigers in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -194 at BetOnline for Saturday's contest.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 2 and the Athletics sitting at No. 9.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.1 per game.
Oakland brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers' league No. 5-ranked defense.
Oakland won its last outing, a 12-5 result against the Rangers on October 3. Bettors who backed the Athletics at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (17) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rangers, a 12-5 final on Wednesday in support of A.J. Griffin at O.co Coliseum.
In their last action, Detroit was a 1-0 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Detroit at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Detroit threw a shutout at Kansas City in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Luis Marte to defeat Kansas City 1-0 on Wednesday.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Texas are 9-1
After a win are 6-4
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Athletics at Tigers trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Oakland
Oakland at Detroit, Sunday, October 7