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Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics

April 7, 2024

The Oakland Athletics (2-7) and Detroit Tigers (6-2) look to settle their back-and-forth series with the finale on Sunday, April 7 at 1:40 PM ET at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers are becoming moderate favorites with a moneyline at -185.

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The Athletics landed their second win of the season with a 4-0 shutout over the Tigers in game two. They started the game with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning. They need this type of success early in a game to have the best shot at victory.

J.D. Davis leads them with two home runs and a batting average of .310. He also has an on-base percentage of .375 and a slugging percentage of .586. He will be crucial in their attempts to make a strong offensive push.

After a rough start, Joe Boyle will get another shot at redeeming himself on the mound. He currently has an ERA of 23.63 and a WHIP of 4.50 in just 2.2 innings pitched, which will need some work here.

The A’s are not dominant at the plate, with a batting average of .192, while their opponents are putting up .271. Their on-base percentage is close to the Tigers’ at .275, which should offer relief. They also have a slugging percentage of .320.

Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

The Tigers are 2-3 in their last five games and need consistency. Despite a close outcome of 5-4, they looked great in game one. However, their offense disappeared in game two, and they cannot afford to let that happen again if they want any shit at success.

Colt Keith leads them in batting averages at .208, which is not strong enough to have as your best. However, Keith also has an on-base percentage of .321 and a weaker slugging percentage of .250. They must heavily rely on their pitching if they cannot produce quality offense.

Jack Flaherty takes the mound with an ERA of 1.50 and a WHIP of 0.67 in 6.0 innings pitched so far, which bodes well for the Tigers’ chances. They are batting .209 at the plate while opponents are held to .162. At this rate, their pitching is doing everything possible to keep them within reach of victory.

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

MyBookie showcases the MLB betting odds for this match, with the Detroit Tigers as favorites to succeed. According to market analysis, they have a 56.9 percent probability of winning.

Both teams are drastically different, and you could argue that the A’s had a lucky day in their latest win. Look for the Tigers to get back on track.

Final Pick: Detroit Tigers -185