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Athletics open as moneyline underdog vs Tigers

Oakland AthleticsDetroit Tigers
Oct 7, 12:07 PM | GrassComerica Park

Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Odds

94-68TEAM RECORD88-74

Comerica Park hosts an MLB battle between the Detroit Tigers and the visiting Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

Doug Fister will take the mound for Detroit, and he'll carry a 10-10 record into the contest. Tom Milone gets the ball for Oakland; he's 13-10 so far this season.

View Oakland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Athletics listed as underdogs of +-163 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 2-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 9-rated Athletics in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -185 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oakland looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 3-1 on Saturday behind a start from Justin Verlander at Comerica Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Athletics at Tigers trends to consider:
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games

Next up:
Oakland home to Detroit, Tuesday, October 9