Tigers vs. Athletics Prediction
The Oakland Athletic have managed to edge the Detroit Tigers twice this weekend. Will they complete the sweep when the two meet at 4:05PM ET today?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, August 5, 2018
4:05PM 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 -240 to win. The Tigers are listed with a money line of +200 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 70 percent 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 can’t beat Oakland
The Tigers suffered their 11th consecutive lost to Oakland on Saturday in a 2-1 defeat. They have lost both games in this series by a run each. Detroit is now 47-64 overall and 18-37 on the road. The Tigers are putting up 3.83 runs per game this year while allowing 4.54 per contest.
Francisco Liriano gets the start for the Tigers today. He is making his 17th start of the season and has a 3-5 record with a 4.41 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Liriano has pitched a total of 85.2 innings this year and has 70 strikeouts with 49 walks.
Athletics move to 5 straight
The Athletics have won five straight games following Saturday’s victory over the Tigers. The A’s are now 66-46 overall and 31-22 at home. Oakland is putting up 4.75 runs per game this season while allowing 4.28 per contest.
Trevor Cahill gets the start for the Athletics today. He is making his 13th start of the season and comes into the game with a 3-2 record, a 3.39 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. Cahill has 65 strikeouts and 22 walks over 69.0 innings of action this year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers have won six of their last seven following a loss, but they are just 7-17 in their last 24 Sunday games.
The Athletics have won 13 of their last 16 at home and are 38-13 in their last 51 against losing teams.
Liriano hasn’t been able to give the Tigers much in terms of good starts as of late. Injuries have caused short stints. Cahill has been more consistent and able to stay on the mound for Oakland. While the Athletics haven’t been hitting the ball this series, their pitching has been good enough to win and I think that will be the story today as well.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -240