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May 13, 4:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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O.co Coliseum hosts an MLB battle between the Oakland Athletics and the visiting Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Justin Verlander, with a record of 3-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Tigers, while the Athletics trot Jarrod Parker to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2012.

View Detroit vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oakland opened as +155 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 6.5.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Oakland is rated No. 13 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 10 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tigers rank No. 6 in the American League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Oakland’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Athletics on May 12. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 3-1 on Saturday behind a start from Brandon McCarthy at O.co Coliseum.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Tigers at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 15 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Chi White Sox, Monday, May 14
Oakland at LA Angels, Monday, May 14