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Detroit favored by 110 against Oakland on Saturday

Detroit TigersOakland Athletics
April 16, 9:05 PM | GrassOakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

6-7TEAM RECORD6-7

The visiting Tigers hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum against the Oakland Athletics.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Justin Verlander to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-1. Getting the ball for the Athletics is Dallas Braden, who owns a 0-1 record on the season with a 4.15 ERA.

View Detroit vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Athletics as +110 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 6.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 13 ranked American League offense (3.3 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.8 runs allowed per game. The Athletics have been averaging 7.8 hits per game, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Detroit was an 8-4 winner on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Detroit at +124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Detroit won a close affair on Friday in their last outing, defeating Oakland 8-4 in extra innings at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

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

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

A few Tigers at Athletics trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 14 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Oakland, Sunday, April 17

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