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July 20, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Odds

42-55TEAM RECORD51-45

The Oakland Athletics will look to grab a road win when they take on the Tigers in Detroit at Comerica Park on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Justin Verlander for the Tigers (12-5 on the year) and Brandon McCarthy for Oakland (2-5 so far).

View Oakland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Tigers as -126 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 10-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 5-rated Athletics in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 13 in the same category at 7.9 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Oakland lost its last outing, an 8-3 result against the Tigers on July 19. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-3 to Detroit on Tuesday at Comerica Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Athletics at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games on the road
Oakland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at NY Yankees, Friday, July 22
Detroit at Minnesota, Thursday, July 21

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