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MLB BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics

The fans at O.co Coliseum will be treated to a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics when they take their seats on Friday.

The Tigers will trot Max Scherzer out to the mound in this one. Righthander Scherzer has a 1-0 record and a 7.20 ERA this season.

Scherzer's opponent in this one will be Bartolo Colon. The Athletics righthander has a 4.50 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Oakland has won 8 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 5-4 SU
Oakland: 8-2 SU

Detroit most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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:
Oakland home to Detroit, Saturday, April 13