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MLB BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics

The Detroit Tigers will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Saturday when they take on the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum.

Justin Verlander will be the starting pitcher for the Tigers on this day. Righthander Verlander is 13-12 this season with a 3.46 ERA.

Starting this game for the Athletics will be Sonny Gray. The righthander has a 2.85 ERA to go along with a 5-3 record this season.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -118 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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

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

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

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 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Oakland
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games at home
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 12 games

Next up:
Oakland at Detroit, Monday, October 7