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Oakland Athletics Starter Scott Kazmir Out to Silence Detroit Tigers Bats in MLB Contest

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Oakland and Detroit on Wednesday, with the host Athletics trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Oakland hands the ball to starter Scott Kazmir in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-3 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Alfredo Simon, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Oakland Athletics as -127 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.3-3.4 win for the Tigers on Wednesday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.3-3.4 result in favor of the Tigers today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 17-31 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 27-20 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Detroit injuries news.

The Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 8.94 hits per game. The Detroit Tigers average 9.45 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Oakland has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

David Price chucked 7 shutout innings at the Athletics in their last game, striking out 3 in a 1-0 win against Oakland in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
  • Oakland is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
  • Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Oakland's last 19 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Los Angeles, Thursday, May 28th
Oakland home to New York, Thursday, May 28th