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MLB BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics

The Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at O.co Coliseum.

Righthander Max Scherzer will take the mound for the Tigers to start this game. Scherzer is 21-3 this season with a 2.90 ERA.

Scherzer's opponent in this one will be Bartolo Colon. The Athletics righthander has a 2.65 ERA to go along with a 18-6 record this season.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Marlins on September 29. Bettors who backed the Marlins at +165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Oakland was a 9-0 winner on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Oakland at -133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Detroit: 93-69 SU
Oakland: 96-66 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Miami are 3-5
After a loss are 5-5

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Oakland
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 11 games

Next up:
Oakland home to Detroit, Saturday, October 5