Athletics vs. Tigers Prediction
Can the Detroit Tigers put an end to their losing skid today when they host the Oakland Athletics at 3:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, June 25, 2018
3:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: FSDT; MLB
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -125 to win, while the Athletics are getting a money line of +105 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 60 percent going on Detroit at home. 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 split with White Sox
The Oakland Athletics are coming off a four-game split with the White Sox in Chicago this weekend. Still, the Athletics have won six of their last eight games. Oakland is now 40-38 overall and 20-18 on the road. The Athletics are putting up 4.58 runs per game this season while allowing 4.51 per contest.
Edwin Jackson is making his debut for the Athletics this season today. Last year he pitched for Baltimore and Washington and went 5-6 with a 5.21 ERA and 1.51 WHIP. Over his career, Jackson has a 4.67 ERA and 1.46 WHIP.
Tigers hammered by Cleveland
The Tigers suffered three losses at Cleveland this weekend, getting outscored 26-3 in those games. Detroit has lost five straight after they had gotten to within one game of .500. The Tigers are 36-42 overall and 23-17 at home. Detroit is scoring 4.05 runs per game while allowing 4.72 per contest.
Jordan Zimmerman gets the start for the Tigers this evening. He has pitched in eight games this year and has a 2-0 record with a 4.95 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Zimmerman has pitched a total of 36.1 innings this year and has 36 strikeouts with nine walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have won 20 of their last 28 against a team with a losing record. Oakland is also 36-15 in their last 51 against AL Central opponents.
The Tigers have lost six of their last seven series openers and 38 of their last 55 against a team with a winning record.
The Tigers aren’t getting any production at the plate and their pitching has been a mess this weekend too. Oakland is coming off a split with the White Sox, but the Athletics have still been playing pretty well overall over the last week. I think they can hit Zimmerman while Jackson could work his way through a struggling Detroit lineup.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics +105