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Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Oakland Athletics dueling the Detroit Tigers on Thursday at Comerica Park.

The match puts starter Chris Bassitt for the Oakland Athletics on the hill facing Anibal Sanchez for the Detroit Tigers. Bassitt brings a 0-1 mark to the game, while Sanchez is 2-2 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Detroit was a -135 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.8-3.6 win for the Athletics on Thursday. 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

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

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Detroit Tigers and the No. 19-rated Oakland Athletics in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Detroit Tigers No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4.45 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics offense rated No. 25 and scoring 3.55 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.14 per nine innings).

Defensively, Oakland features the No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-4 to Detroit on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
  • Oakland is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland home to Houston, Friday, April 29th
Detroit at Minnesota, Friday, April 29th