MLB betting line favors Tigers over Athletics

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April 12, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

5-4TEAM RECORD8-2

The Athletics get a visit from the Detroit Tigers in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Max Scherzer gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Tigers on this day; he's 1-0 on the season. The Athletics, meanwhile, will counter with Bartolo Colon, who will be looking to improve on his 1-0 mark.

View Detroit vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of +105 for the Athletics in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Athletics at No. 11 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 3 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 6.6 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 4 and scoring 5.3 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 10.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (11.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

The Tigers were a 11-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -134 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit routed Toronto on Thursday by a 11-1 score at Comerica Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Oakland won its last outing, an 8-1 result against the Angels on April 11. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland got the job done in their last match in an 8-1 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday at Angel Stadium behind starter A.J. Griffin.

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

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Tigers at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Oakland is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Oakland, Saturday, April 13

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