|MLB A’s vs. Tigers Picks & Predictions for Wednesday, September 19|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 19 September 2012 14:00|
A's vs. Tigers MLB Free Pick
DETROIT, MI (ATS Consultants) – This is the second game of a three-game series. Brett Anderson takes the mound for Oakland, while Justin Verlander is on the hill for the Tigers. The opening pitch starts at 7:05pmET from Comerica Park.
ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Tigers as a -160 favorite over the Athletics. The total is 7 in most books. The A's come in with a 84-63 record and are 61-81 Under, while Tigers are 78-69 overall and are 60-79 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The White Sox opened as a -170 favorite and moved to -160 in most books. The total started at 7 and remained there in most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 78% of public bettors favor the Tigers. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the under. According to the latest MLB trends, Oakland is 3-13-2 Under last 18 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game, 3-7-1 Under is 7-3-1 last 11 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5, 16-37-4 Under last 57 Wednesday games, 7-16-1 Under last 24 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game, 9-20 Under last 29 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15, 5-11 Under last 16 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5, 2-9-2 Under in Anderson's last 13 starts when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game and is 4-10-1 Under in Anderson's last 15 starts during game 2 of a series. Detroit is 0-5 Under is 5-0 last 5 home games vs. a left-handed starter, 1-7-1 Under last 9 games vs. a left-handed starter, 2-13-3 Under last 17 during game 2 of a series, 2-11 Under last 13 home games, 2-10 Under last 12 games as a home favorite. 6-17-3 Under in Tigers last 26 overall, 5-12 Under last 17 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game, 2-8-1 Under in Verlander's last 11 starts vs. American League West, 3-11-1 Under in Verlander's last 15 starts vs. a team with a winning record and 8-20-1 Under in Verlander's last 29 starts as a favorite of -151 to -200. Detroit hits .246 against lefties (.273 vs. right-handers) and takes on a very tough one in Brett Anderson. The 24-year-old left-hander had allowed a total of two earned runs in his first four starts following Tommy John surgery. Anderson has fared well against Detroit in the past, going 2-1 with a 2.51 ERA in three career starts. Verlander held the A's to one run on two hits while striking out eight in seven innings to pick up a win on May 13. He is 6-5 with a 2.56 ERA in 12 career starts against Oakland.
WEDNESDAY MLB FREE PICK: A’S/TIGERS UNDER 7