Oakland will try to extend the ALDS series on Tuesday when the Detroit Tigers pay a visit to O.co Coliseum.
Down 0-2, Oakland sends Brett Anderson out against Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers in this game. Anderson is 4-2 with a 2.57 ERA on the season, while Sanchez is 9-13 on the year and has a 3.86 ERA.
Al Albuquerque's kissing of the baseball before a Game 2 out in the ninth inning has emotions high, but Oakland has bigger things to worry about.
If you're going with the Athletics in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -135 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest (including at TopBet).
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Athletics at No. 9 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 2 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Oakland and its American League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 6 lineup of the Tigers at 4.5 runs per outing.
Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.
Last time out for Oakland, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -153 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Athletics were saddled with a loss last time out in Tom Milone's start, as they lost 5-4 against Detroit on Sunday at Comerica Park.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Tigers at Athletics trends to consider:
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
Detroit at Oakland, Wednesday, October 10