Tigers vs. A's Game 3 Free Pick
OAKLAND, CA (ATS Consultants) – This is the third game of the American League Division Series. Detroit won both games at home to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five-series. Anibal Sanchez takes the mound for the Tigers against Brett Anderson for the A's. The opening pitch starts at 9:05pmET from the Oakland Alameda-Coliseum.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the A's are a -135 favorite over the Tigers. The total is 7 in most books. The Tigers come in with a 90-74 record and are 68-87 Under, while the Athletics are 94-70 overall and are 71-87 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Athletics opened as a -135 favorite and remained there in most books. The total started at 7 and remained there.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 66% of public bettors favor the A’s. 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 latest MLB trends, Detroit is 6-13-1 Under in the last 20 meetings in Oakland, 6-16-4 Under last 26 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5, 7-18-3 Under last 28 road games vs. a team with a winning record and is 1-6-1 Under in Sanchez's last 8 starts on grass. Oakland is 2-6 Under last 8 Tuesday games, 7-16-2 Under last 25 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game, 17-36-1 Under last 54 home games vs. a right-handed starter and is 2-11-1 Under in Anderson's last 14 starts vs. American League Central. Oakland needs to win this game as they are down 2-0 to the Tigers. Sanchez has pitched well for the Tigers, especially in the last three starts, posting a 2.57 ERA. The Coliseum is one of the toughest places to hit in the major leagues. You can be a flyball pitcher and succeed in this park, even against a power-hitting team like the Tigers. Oakland gets a strong pitching performance from Brett Andreson but also has problems hitting Sanchez.
2012 MLB POSTSEASON FREE PICK: TIGERS/A’S UNDER 7