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Tom Milone vs Anibal Sanchez matchup featured in MLB action

Oakland AthleticsDetroit Tigers
Sep 20, 1:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Oakland Athletics on Thursday in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

Tom Milone gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Athletics on this day; he's 13-10 on the season. The Tigers, meanwhile, will counter with Anibal Sanchez, who will be looking to improve on his 8-12 mark.

View Oakland vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as -150 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 3 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Athletics, who rate an American League No. 10 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Detroit owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 2-rated defense.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -175 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oakland suffered a 6-2 loss against Detroit on Wednesday, as Brett Anderson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Athletics at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Oakland is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Oakland is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 14 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at NY Yankees, Friday, September 21
Detroit home to Minnesota, Friday, September 21