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MLB BASEBALL

Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Thursday when they take on the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park.

The Athletics will trot Bartolo Colon out to the mound in this one. Righthander Colon has a 14-5 record and a 2.97 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Max Scherzer who starts for the Tigers. Righthander Scherzer is 19-1 with a 2.73 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, Oakland was a 14-4 winner on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Oakland at +148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (18) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Oakland has won 3 straight games.
Detroit has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 75-57 SU
Detroit: 77-56 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 9-1
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 10 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Oakland home to Tampa Bay, Friday, August 30
Detroit home to Cleveland, Friday, August 30