Athletics vs. Tigers Prediction
Can the Oakland Athletics continue their improbable win streak over the Detroit Tigers today at 1:10PM ET when they look for a series sweep in Detroit?
921 Oakland Athletics vs. 922 Detroit Tigers
Sunday, May 19, 2019
1:10PM ET – Comerica Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -175 to win. The Tigers are listed with odds of +160 to win, while the over/under total is set at 10 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 69 percent going on the Athletics on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Athletics win 15th straight over Tigers
The Oakland Athletics extended their win streak over Detroit to 15 games on Saturday thanks to a 4-1 victory. Oakland is now 22-25 on the season, 8-15 on the road and 24-23 with the under. The Athletics have Mike Fiers getting the start this afternoon. He is 3-3 on the season with a 5.12 ERA.
Daniel Mengden pitched a gem on Saturday on the road for Oakland, as he went seven innings and allowed just one run on three hits with five strikeouts. Mengden improves to 1-1 with the win. Blake Treinen pitched a scoreless ninth to record his seventh save of the year. Nick Hundley and Chad Pinder both homered in the win while Jurickson Profar tallied three hits.
Tigers lose sixth straight
On top of the long losing streak to the Athletics, the Tigers have now lost six straight overall following Saturday’s loss. Detroit is now 18-26 on the season, 9-14 at home and 25-18 with the under. The Tigers have Gregory Soto on the mound today. He is 0-2 with a 13.50 ERA.
The Tigers had just five hits in Saturday’s loss with only one extra-base hit. Ronny Rodriguez doubled and scored the lone run for Detroit on a wild pitch. JaCoby Jones was the lone Tiger with two hits. On the mound, Matthew Boyd took the loss to fall to 4-4 on the year. He gave up four runs over 6.1 innings with eight strikeouts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have won six straight Game 4’s in a series and 43 of their last 55 against AL Central opponents.
The Tigers have lost seven straight home games against a right-handed starter and 45 of their last 58 against AL West opponents.
I don’t know that I really need to break this game down. Oakland has won 15 straight against Detroit. That pretty much sums things up. But, if you need some extra motivation, consider that Fiers is a former Tiger that will be eager to pitch well against them and he’s dropped his ERA by nearly three over the last month. Soto has been a dumpster fire, giving up nine runs over six innings for the season. Oakland should definitely take this game and I would feel pretty good taking them on the run line as well.
MLB Prediction: Oakland Athletics -1.5 (-120)