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MLB betting line favors Athletics over Tigers

Detroit TigersOakland Athletics
May 11, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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Detroit pays a visit to Oakland on Friday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

Oakland sends Tom Milone out against Rick Porcello for the Tigers in this game. Milone is 4-2 with a 4.42 ERA on the season, while Porcello is 3-2 on the year and has a 4.91 ERA.

View Detroit vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Athletics as -110 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 10-rated Tigers taking on the American League's No. 13-rated Athletics in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the American League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 7.4 hits per game. The Tigers average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the American League list.

Oakland owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 9-rated defense.

In their last action, Detroit was a 10-6 winner on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Detroit at -132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Bartolo Colon and the Athletics 10-6 on Thursday at O.co Coliseum.

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

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Tigers at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Oakland, Saturday, May 12