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Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

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Aug 26, 7:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Odds

72-57TEAM RECORD77-53

The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Monday in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

It's a pitching duel between Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers (11-7 on the year) and AJ Griffin for Oakland (10-9 so far).

View Oakland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Athletics were listed as +-154 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 1 in the American League and the Athletics at No. 7 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.1 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 10.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 10-3 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -110 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Athletics endured a 10-3 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Sunday, with Sonny Gray throwing 3 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Camden Yards.

The Tigers were a 11-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit rolled to a 11-3 win against New York on Sunday, as Rick Porcello and the Tigers' bats led the team to victory at Citi Field.

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

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Athletics at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Detroit
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
Detroit is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Detroit, Tuesday, August 27