Tigers vs. Athletics Prediction
After a low-scoring marathon game on Friday night, will the Oakland Athletics have enough in the tank to beat the Detroit Tigers tonight at 9:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 4, 2018
9:05PM 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 +160 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 81 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 fall in 13
The Tigers dropped a 13-inning decision to the Athletics on Friday night, 1-0, to snap their 2-game winning run. Detroit is now 47-63 overall and 18-36 on the road. The Tigers are putting up 3.85 runs per game this year while allowing 4.56 per contest.
Jordan Zimmerman will start for the Tigers this evening. He is making his 15th start of the year and has a 4-3 record with a 4.44 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 71.0 innings and has 67 strikeouts with 13 walks.
Athletics add to win streak
The Athletics picked up a 10th straight win over Detroit and a fourth straight win overall with the 1-0 win on Friday. The A’s are now 65-46 overall and 30-22 at home. Oakland is putting up 4.77 runs per game this season while allowing 4.31 per contest.
Edwin Jackson will get the start for the Athletics on Saturday night. He is 2-2 through seven starts this year and is carrying a 3.32 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. Jackson has 32 strikeouts and 13 walks on the season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have won six straight following a loss but are just 16-36 in their last 52 against AL West opponents.
The Athletics have won 12 of their last 14 at home and they also have won five of Jackson’s last seven starts.
Jackson already has a strong start against the Tigers this year and that was in Detroit. I think he will do just fine against this Detroit team that was shutout for the 14th time in 2018 on Friday night. Zimmerman has struggled as of late and the Tigers ate up their bullpen on Friday. I don’t see Oakland letting this one get away.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -180