Free MLB Pick: Athletics vs Tigers Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(73-59) Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers (62-71)
Date: Wednesday, September 1st
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Projected Pitchers: James Kaprielian vs. Wily Peralta
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -175| Tigers +150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 (-115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
The A’s are a streaky team, which can be bad like when they were facing a 6-game losing streak last week but also good as they go for a 4th straight win Wednesday night at Comerica Park. The Red Sox are simultaneously playing the scorching Rays, which has allowed Oakland to pull within 1 game for the #2 spot in the AL wild card race.
Detroit dropped the series opener 9-3 on Tuesday for their 4th straight loss. It wasn’t a horrible month of August for the Tigers (12-14) but September is going to be a lot of looking towards the future in Motown.
It may be a premature call, but Oakland seems to have found themselves after taking the last two in a four game series with the (then) red hot Yankees over the weekend. The A’s looked like they were having a historic fall from the postseason race, but have reinvigorated themselves to within a game of Boston.
Wednesday night’s contest in Detroit is huge for the A’s, because they know Boston is playing in Tampa against a Rays team that has won 9 in a row. Boston is also throwing Chris Sale though, which means Oakland absolutely has to have a win to stay in the hunt.
One good thing for Bob Melvin’s squad is that the offense finally came back to life in the 9-3 win in the series opener. Matt Chapman had a couple of HRs and Josh Harrison was 3 for 5 from the leadoff spot as the A’s scored more than 3 runs for just the 2nd time in the last 8 games.
The A’s seem to have an open and shut win on Wednesday night, and the -175 isn’t a horrible price tag considering Oakland has won in 5 of James Kaprielian’s last 7 starts. The Laguna Beach native is a much better pitcher at home though (2.44 ERA to 4.93) and gave up 6 ER to the Yankees in his last start.
Can Detroit even things up heading into Thursday’s series finale? If so they need better pitching than on Tuesday when they gave up 3 runs in the 3rd and the 5th innings. Tarik Skubal was responsible for all 6 of those.
Wily Peralta is hoping for a little better outing when he takes the ball on Wednesday night. The right-hander has actually been serviceable, giving up 2 ER or less in 3 of his last 4 starts and with Detroit winning in 3 of the last 5 times Peralta has taken the mound.
Detroit did blast three HRs on Tuesday, but they did minimal damage all as solo shots. This will be the first time anybody in the Detroit lineup faces Oakland’s Kaprielian, but that’s not necessarily a disadvantage for the offense.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- A’s are 7-2 last 9 vs. team with a losing record
- A’s are 9-3 last 12 following a win
- A’s are 2-6 last 8 overall
- Tigers are 13-4 last 17 Wednesday games
- Tigers are 0-4 last 4 home games
- Tigers are 8-20 last 28 head to head games in Detroit
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
For some reason this feels like a game that the Tigers could steal, but at the same time it’s hard to back Detroit in September because they are going to be playing so many youngsters.
The A’s are just way too high priced at -175. They have a great chance to get this win and absolutely need it, but Kaprielian is much more unsteady on the road than he is at home. Peralta hasn’t been bad for Detroit over the past month either.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tigers +150
A very small play on this one, but it’s Detroit that has the value here.
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