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Athletics vs Tigers Baseball Game Preview

Oakland AthleticsDetroit Tigers
Sep 18, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Odds

84-62TEAM RECORD77-69

The Tigers get a visit from the Oakland Athletics in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Detroit sends Max Scherzer out against AJ Griffin for the Athletics in this game. Scherzer is 16-6 with a 3.77 ERA on the season, while Griffin is 6-0 on the year and has a 1.94 ERA.

View Oakland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Tigers as -145 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 10-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 3-rated Tigers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 12 in the American League at 8 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 9-5 result against the Orioles on September 16. Bettors who backed the Orioles at +131 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Athletics endured a 9-5 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Sunday, with Daniel Straily throwing 4 2/3 innings of 5-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at +106 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit suffered a 5-4 loss against Chicago on Monday, as Doug Fister wasn't able to lead his team to victory at U.S. Cellular Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Athletics at Tigers trends to consider:
Oakland is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Oakland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Detroit's last 25 games
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Oakland at Detroit, Wednesday, September 19