Athletics vs. Tigers Prediction
The Oakland Athletics pitching silenced the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. Will Oakland be able to complete a sweep of the Tigers when the two meet at 1:10PM ET today?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, June 28, 2018
1:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: FSDT; NSCA
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -120 to win, while the Tigers are listed with a money line of +100 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game has 66 percent of the wagers 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 continue dominance over Detroit
The Oakland Athletics earned their eighth consecutive win over the Tigers on Wednesday with a 3-0 victory. Oakland is now 43-38 overall and 23-18 on the road. The Athletics are putting up 4.64 runs per game this season while allowing 4.54 per contest.
Sean Manaea gets the start for the Athletics this afternoon. Manaea is 7-6 on the season with a 3.40 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP. Manaea has pitched a total of 100.2 innings this year and has 19 walks with 75 strikeouts.
Tigers drop eighth straight
The Tigers suffered dropped their eighth straight game on Wednesday in the 3-0 loss. It was the second time they have been shutout in the last week. The Tigers are 36-45 overall and 23-20 at home. Detroit is scoring 4.09 runs per game while allowing 4.78 per contest.
Michael Fulmer gets the start for the Tigers this afternoon. Fulmer has started 15 games in 2018 and has a 3-6 record with a 4.17 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. Fulmer has 75 strikeouts and 30 walks over 86.1 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics have won nine of their last 11 games overall and seven of their last nine on the road. They have also won six straight when Manaea starts against an AL Central opponent.
The Tigers have won four straight home games against a left-handed starter, but they are 16-36 in their last 52 against AL West opponents.
The Tigers have had some success against leftys, but their hitting and pitching are too out of sync right now. Their bullpen has been shaky, Fulmer has been shaky and their hitting has been shaky. Manaea had a brief funk following his no-hitter earlier in the year, but he seems to be in full control right now. I think he has a strong start against this freefalling Detroit team.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -120