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Athletics face the Tigers, Verlander

The Detroit Tigers are expected to have Justin Verlander on the mound on Tuesday night as they continue their four-game MLB betting series at home against the Oakland Athletics.

Verlander is 12-9 with a 3.68 ERA on the season, and in his career against the Athletics the righthander is 8-5 with a 2.32 ERA over 14 starts. Verlander gave up six runs over seven innings against the Twins in his most recent outing.

The Athletics send Tom Milone (9-9) to the hill for Tuesday's game.

View Oakland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Detroit sat as -180 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 7-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 1-rated Tigers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 10.1 hits per game. The Athletics average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Oakland was an 8-6 winner on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Oakland at +144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Oakland got the job done in their last match in an 8-6 victory over Detroit on Monday at Comerica Park behind starter A.J. Griffin.

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

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Athletics at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing at home against Oakland
Detroit is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Detroit, Wednesday, August 28