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2021 MLB Handicapping
(73-59 Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers (62-71)
Date: Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Projected Pitchers: Sean Manaea (OAK) vs. Matt Manning (DET)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -200 Tigers +155
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5, Tigers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Athletics will be in Detroit to take on the Tigers for game 3 Thursday at 1:10 ET. Game 2 is Wednesday at 7:10 ET.
Sean Manaea is going for the Athletics and Matt Manning gets the start for the Tigers.
Oakland took the first game by a score of 9-3.
The Athletics have had a nice season so far. They are fighting to get a wild card spot.
They are in 2nd place of the American League West with a record of 73-59. They trail the Astros by 5 games.
Oakland split a 4 game series with the Yankees before this series. In those games, the A’s scored 14 runs and allowed 18 runs.
Cole Irvin went 4.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Tuesday.
Sean Manaea has been pretty good this year. He is 8-9 with a 3.97 ERA. His last start was against the Yankees where he went 4.1 innings and allowed 5 earned runs.
Pitching has been good for this team so far. They have an ERA of 3.71 which is 6th best in the majors.
Their offense has also been productive. The team is scoring 4.45 runs per game which is 17th best overall.
Oakland has hit 165 home runs which is 14th best in the league.
The Tigers have definitely gotten better as the year has gone on. A lot of people thought they would not even be competitive.
With a record of 62-71, they are in 3rd place of the American League Central. They trail the White Sox by 15 games.
Before this series, Detroit dropped 2 games out of 3 to the Blue Jays. In those games, the Tigers scored 5 runs and allowed 6 runs.
Tarik Skubal got hit hard on Tuesday. He went 5 innings and allowed 6 earned runs.
Matt Manning is 3-5 with a 5.46 ERA. His last start was against the Blue Jays where he went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run. Detroit won that game 2-1.
Pitching for this team has not been a major strength. They have an ERA of 4.39 which is 20th best in the majors.
On offense, they are scoring 4.26 runs per game which is also 20th best in the league.
Detroit has hit 147 home runs which is 23rd best overall.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games.
- Athletics are 7-2 in their last 9 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Athletics are 74-24 in their last 98 games vs. the American League Central.
- Tigers are 17-37 in their last 54 Thursday games.
- Tigers are 26-59 in their last 85 games vs. the American League West.
- Tigers are 64-148 in their last 212 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Tigers are 0-4 in their last 4 games overall.
Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
The Athletics have been playing well and I look for them to end the series in good fashion. I do not feel that great backing the Tigers here.
Oakland is the better team and I think they will show that in this one.
Sean Manaea was not great in his last start, but I look for him to bounce back here and for the A’s to do enough against Manning to get a win.
I like the Athletics straight up here.
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