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Moneyline favors Tigers in battle with Athletics

Oakland AthleticsDetroit Tigers
July 19, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Odds

42-54TEAM RECORD50-45

The visiting Athletics hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers.

Detroit sends Rick Porcello out against Guillermo Moscoso for the Athletics in this game. Porcello is 8-6 with a 4.78 ERA on the season, while Moscoso is 3-3 on the year and has a 2.11 ERA.

View Oakland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as -145 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 10 in the American League and the Athletics at No. 5 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 3.6 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Athletics have managed so far this season (7.9 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Oakland was a 9-1 winner in its last match at home against the Angels. They won as -138 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Joel Pineiro and the Angels 9-1 on Sunday at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the White Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -115 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Tigers enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Sunday, with Brad Penny throwing 6 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Athletics at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oakland's last 16 games when playing Detroit
Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games when playing Oakland
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Detroit, Wednesday, July 20