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Max Scherzer, Bartolo Colon take mound in Athletics vs Tigers tilt

Detroit TigersOakland Athletics
May 10, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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

Oakland sends Bartolo Colon out against Max Scherzer for the Tigers in this game. Colon is 3-2 with a 2.83 ERA on the season, while Scherzer is 1-3 on the year and has a 6.32 ERA.

View Detroit vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oakland opened as -115 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Athletics) and the No. 10 (Tigers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 3.4 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 9 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 7.3 hits per game so far, less than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Oakland owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 9-rated defense.

The Tigers were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +136 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Detroit suffered a 2-1 loss against Seattle on Wednesday, as Drew Smyly wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Safeco Field.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Blue Jays on May 9. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at -158 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Oakland suffered a 5-2 loss against Toronto on Wednesday, as Tyson Ross wasn't able to lead his team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Tigers at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Detroit is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games at home
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oakland's last 16 games when playing at home against Detroit
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Oakland, Friday, May 11