Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Odds
O.co Coliseum hosts an MLB battle between the Oakland Athletics and the visiting Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
The Athletics will turn to Brandon McCarthy and his 2-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tigers send Doug Fister (0-0) to the hill.
Baseball odds makers opened the Athletics as +110 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 10-rated Tigers taking on the American League's No. 13-rated Athletics in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the American League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 7.5 hits per game. The Tigers average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the American League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.
Detroit lost its last outing, a 11-4 result against the Athletics on May 11. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 11-4 to Oakland on Friday at O.co Coliseum.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Tigers at Athletics trends to consider:
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Detroit at Oakland, Sunday, May 13