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A winning streak will be on the line for the Detroit Tigers on Monday when they battle the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park.
Righthander AJ Griffin will take the mound for the Athletics to start this game. Griffin is 10-9 this season with a 3.84 ERA.
Griffin's opponent in this one will be Anibal Sanchez. The Tigers righthander has a 2.45 ERA to go along with a 11-7 record this season.
Last time out for Oakland, they were a 10-3 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -110 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Tigers were a 11-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors.
Detroit has won 3 straight games.
Oakland: 72-57 SU
Detroit: 77-53 SU
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Detroit most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Detroit
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
Detroit is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
Detroit home to Oakland, Tuesday, August 27