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MLB Betting Line Favors the Oakland Athletics over the Detroit Tigers

The Oakland Athletics will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Detroit Tigers invade Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Sunday.

Sonny Gray gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 0-1 mark. In the other dugout, Daniel Norris brings a 2-2 ledger to the game for the Detroit Tigers as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Oakland sat as -131 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.7-3.2 win for the Tigers. 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

13-17 Oakland battles the Tigers, currently with a 15-14 mark. 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. 26 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oakland Athletics No. 27-rated offense, averaging 3.73 runs per game, against a Detroit Tigers defense that ranks No. 26 at 5.07 in runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have averaged 7.7 hits per game so far, less than Detroit Tigers batters have averaged on the year (8.41 hits per game).

Defensively, Detroit features the No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.92 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 at home, scoring 4.07 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Arizona, Tuesday, May 9th
Oakland home to Los Angeles, Monday, May 8th