MLB Preview: Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics

by Dirty on April 16, 2011

Athletics MLB Baseball Betting The Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The Tigers will trot Justin Verlander out to the mound in this one. Righthander Verlander has a 1-1 record and a 3.13 ERA this season.

The Athletics will counter Verlander with Dallas Braden. Lefthander Braden has a 4.15 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 114-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

In their last action, Detroit was an 8-4 winner on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Detroit at +124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Detroit has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 6-7 SU
Oakland: 6-7 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit’s last 10 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland’s last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland’s last 14 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland’s last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland home to Detroit, Sunday, April 17

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