ALDS: A's vs. Tigers in Game 3
The Oakland A's and the Detroit Tigers will break a series deadlock on Monday afternoon as the two American League teams hit the field for Game 3 of their best-of-five ALDS.
Detroit won Game 1 of the series in Oakland by a score of 3-2 behind the pitching of Max Scherzer back on Friday, but the Athletics then squeaked out a 1-0 home victory for UNDER bettors in the second game of the set on Saturday night.
Detroit hands the ball to starter Anibal Sanchez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 14-8 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Jarrod Parker, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.
Detroit was a -155 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 16 and the Athletics at No. 3 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.87 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.7 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.99 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.62 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 3.99 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.
A few Athletics at Tigers trends to consider:
Oakland is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 13 games
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
Oakland at Detroit, Tuesday, October 8th