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(23-23) Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics (20-28)
Date: Friday, May 27, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California.
Projected Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Sean Manaea
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers -130 / Athletics +120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Tigers -1.5 +130 / Athletics +1.5 -150
MLB Betting Total: 8
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While the Tigers are coming off a loss they have gotten back in the AL Central race winning 8 of their last 10 games. They had their 4-game winning streak snapped in their last game and they are in 3rd place in the division 3 games back of the Chicago White Sox.
Earlier this season in a 4-game series in Detroit the Tigers took 3 of 4 games from the Athletics.
The Athletics have lost 2 straight and 6 of their last 7 games. They are tied with the Astros in last place in the AL West 9 games back of the Seattle Mariners.
In their last games the Athletics were crushed losing to the Mariners 13-3 and the Tigers lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5.
The Tigers rank a legit tied for 10th in runs scored, but their pitching has struggled on the season ranking 24th in team ERA.
Michael Fulmer (3-1 5.13 ERA) goes for the Tigers tonight and he had his best start of the season in his last outing only giving up 1 earned run in 7 innings of work in a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Tigers have won his last 3 starts.
Fulmer’s last start was his first at home and in his first 4 starts all on the road he had a less than stellar ERA of 6.52.
Tonight Fulmer will be making his first career start against the Athletics.
On the season the Athletics have won 4 of Fulmer’s 5 starts.
This season the Tigers are 11-12 on the road.
Easy to see why the Athletics are in the basement of the AL West only ranking 21st in the Majors in runs scored and 27th in team ERA.
The Athletics have given up 19 runs in their last 2 games.
Sean Manaea (1-2 7.62 ERA) gets the nod for the Athletics and his last start was not a good one going 6 innings and giving up 5 earned runs in a 5-1 loss to the New York Yankees. The Athletics have lost 3 of his last 4 starts.
Manaea has given up at least 4 earned runs in 4 of 5 starts on the season.
Manaea will be making his first career start against the Tigers tonight.
Manaea has been solid on the season facing left-hand hitters holding them to .130, but he is getting crushed by right-handed hitters batting .346 against him.
The Athletics are 8-15 at home and they have dropped their last 4 games at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Tigers are 8-2 in their last 10 overall.
- Tigers are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Tigers are 2-8 in their last 10 road games.
- Athletics are 1-6 in their last 7 overall.
- Athletics are 7-19 in their last 26 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Athletics have an Over record of 15-6 in their last 21 games.
Free Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
The Tigers’ offense will pound Manaea in this one and they will take the first game of this AL series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
In the last 6 games between these teams the Over record is 4-1-1 and that trend will continue tonight.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Detroit 8 – Oakland 4
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