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Road Team Dominant Between A’s, Tigers

The Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers will meet for the third game of their four-game series Wednesday after the two clubs split the first two outings. The road team has historically been the safe play when these two teams meet, with the travelling team going 6-1 in the past seven while outscoring their hosting counterparts 30-19.

Shark Bites
  • The Tigers are 1-5 in their past six games against the American League.
  • The OVER is 6-2 in the Tigers past eight home games.
  • Billy Butler has a .405 career batting average against Justin Verlander.

The A’s will send staff ace Sonny Gray to the mound, but he'll need to find the strikezone a little more consistently. Gray, who is 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA this season, has walked three or more batters in three of his four starts this year. The righty averaged just 1.9 walks per game last season compared to 2.8 this year.

The Tigers will counter Gray with Justin Verlander. Verlander has a lifetime 2.51 ERA against the A’s, which is his best ERA against any team he has faced 15 times or more in his career.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Oakland Athletics before the first pitch in this match found them as -115 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.6-2.6 victory for the Athletics. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

9-10 Detroit battles the Athletics, currently with a 11-10 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Oakland injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Detroit Tigers at No. 18 and the Oakland Athletics at No. 19 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Detroit Tigers No. 15-ranked scoring average of 4.21 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 25 and scoring 3.52 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 8.79 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.14 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 3.55 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating M Pelfrey and the Tigers 5-1 on Tuesday at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games at home
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Detroit, Thursday, April 28th