ALDS Game 5 Odds: Tigers in Oakland
Justin Verlander will get the ball for the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night as they try to advance to the ALCS with a victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of their ALDS.
The Tigers forced Game 5 with an 8-6 win in Game 4 of the series on Tuesday night. Verlander had to settle for a no-decision back in Game 2 of this series despite holding the A's scoreless on four hits over seven innings of work.
Sonny Gray gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 5-3 mark on the season.
The Athletics sit at No. 3 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at No. 16 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tigers rank No. 1 at 9.97 hits per game. That compares with Oakland’s No. 13 ranking in that category.
Defensively, Detroit features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.57 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 at home, scoring 4.29 runs per game.