Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Odds
Oakland tries to extend the ALDS again Wednesday as they face the visiting Detroit Tigers in MLB odds action and they send a pitcher whose last 13 starts have resulted in 11 Oakland victories.
AJ Griffin gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a sparkling 7-1 mark. In the other dugout, Max Scherzer brings a 16-7 ledger to the game for the Tigers as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats and get the Tigers back to the ALCS. [ No odds were posted early Wednesday, but watch for super underdog moneyline value at and follow up on Twitter for line moves and updates ]
The Athletics - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 9 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 2 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Tigers are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.1 per game.
Oakland owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 5-rated defense.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -133 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Brett Anderson in a losing cause, 2-0, against Oakland on Tuesday.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Tigers at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
Detroit at Oakland, Thursday, October 11