Tigers vs. Athletics Prediction
Will the Oakland Athletics stay strong at home and cruise to a win over the Detroit Tigers tonight at 10:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 3, 2018
10:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
TV: FSDT (Det); NSCA (Oak)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -180 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +170 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 74 percent of the wagers going on Oakland 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.
Tigers sweep Reds
The Tigers finally won back-to-back games for the first time in weeks, sweeping the Cincinnati Reds in a brief 2-game series. Detroit is now 47-62 overall and 18-35 on the road. The Tigers are putting up 3.89 runs per game this year while allowing 4.60 per contest.
Blaine Hardy gets the start for the Tigers tonight. He has started 10 games this year and has appeared in 10 others. Hardy has a 4-3 record with a 3.61 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Hardy has pitched 62.1 innings this year and has 45 strikeouts with 16 walks.
Athletics own Tigers
The Athletics have won nine straight meetings with the Tigers, including four games in Detroit back in June. Oakland comes into the weekend after sweeping the Blue Jays at home. The A’s are now 64-46 overall and 29-22 at home. Oakland is putting up 4.81 runs per game this season while allowing 4.35 per contest.
Brett Anderson makes the start for Oakland this evening. He is making his ninth start of the year tonight and comes in with a 2-3 record, a 5.55 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP. Anderson has pitched a total of 35.2 innings and has 19 strikeouts with 10 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are just 7-19 in their last 26 Friday games and 1-6 in their last seven games following a day off.
The Athletics have won five straight at home and five of their last six against a left-handed starter.
The Athletics should be able to handle their business at home tonight. They are the better team and still have a lot to play for while the Tigers are out of the race and still without their best hitter in Miguel Cabrera. Anderson should see his numbers improve tonight while I think the Detroit bullpen will keep Hardy from being able to get a win.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -180