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2021 MLB Handicapping
Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Time: 4:07 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum
Projected Pitchers: Casey Mize vs. Cole Irvin
MLB Moneyline Odds: A’s -136
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: A’s -1.5 (+140)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9
Detroit has been decent so far. If they are going to keep it up they need their starting pitching to lead them.
The Tigers are an interesting team. They know who they have want to lead them forwards but that does not mean those players are ready to do so. They were not expecting much from the likes of Akil Baddoo this summer.
One of those guys is Casey Mize, a long time top prospect. In his last game he finally got his first win and showed what the hype was about. Now he just has to keep it up for more than half the time. The stuff is there.
Getting enough support both from the lineup and the bullpen is going to be an ongoing challenge. That is what makes Detroit tough to back.
Oakland is slowly inching its way back to respectability. I still have hopes this lineup can be league average and if the pitching is above that they probably get back to the playoffs.
Lefty Cole Irvin looks like the weak link on the pitching staff this season. He has been hit hard in two starts but maybe facing a lighter lineup will get him back to track.
The A’s bullpen was roughed up early but they are settling in. They are missing Liam Hendricks but there is enough back there to get Irvin his first win, if he gives them a chance.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Tigers are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Tigers are 18-39 in their last 57 during game 3 of a series.
- Tigers are 18-39 in their last 57 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
- Athletics are 44-13 in their last 57 vs. American League Central.
Free Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
If you are going to bet the Tigers at all during this series, this is the game. Hopefully, Mize can carry over the good vibes from his first start and he is still working his way through the league, which can have its advantages. Fading Irvin based on what we have seen this season looks smart too.
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