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Tigers vs Athletics Baseball Game Preview

Detroit TigersOakland Athletics
Sep 17, 4:10 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Odds

88-63TEAM RECORD68-83

The Oakland Athletics battle the visiting Detroit Tigers on Saturday in MLB betting action at O.co Coliseum.

The Athletics will turn to Gio Gonzalez and his 13-12 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tigers send Rick Porcello (14-8) to the hill.

View Detroit vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Athletics) and the No. 8 (Tigers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9.4 hits per game).

Oakland owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 8-rated defense.

The Tigers were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Oakland on Friday at O.co Coliseum behind starter Doug Fister.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Tigers at Athletics trends to consider:
Detroit is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 14 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 14 games when playing at home against Detroit
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Detroit at Oakland, Sunday, September 18