MLB betting experts also expect better things from the Oakland A’s as they have one of the better young pitching staffs in all of MLB baseball betting.
The Oakland Athletics will host the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night with a starting time of 10:05 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup of American League playoff contenders so be sure and have your account open and ready for action.
The scheduled starting pitchers in this one are Phil Coke for Detroit and Gio Gonzalez for the A’s.
Detroit lost 4 of their first 7 games of the season with the MLB odds as their pitching staff got off to a terrible start as it ranked 28th in Major League Baseball with a 6.25 earned run average.
The Tigers lineup was productive however and ranked 9th in the majors for runs scored. Miguel Cabrera was off to a hot start with a .391 average and 3 home runs. Detroit went over the total in 5 of their first 7 games.
Oakland was also off to a sluggish start with the baseball lines as they lost 5 of their first 7 games. The A’s ranked 25th in Major League Baseball for run production but were 10th for staff earned run average. Oakland’s pitching is their projected strength but their offensive lineup is loaded with question marks and is likely the weakness of the team.
Gonzalez is a left hander that began the season with a 1.29 ERA for Oakland. The A’s have lost all 3 of his previous starts against Detroit.
Coke was off to a rough start for Detroit with a 7.71 earned run average. The left hander had his best season last year with a 3.76 ERA for the Tigers as he was 7-5 on the year.
Oakland has won 5 of the last 8 games between these two teams in this head to head series. Just 2 of the last 10 games in this head to head series have gone over the total. Oakland has won 11 of their last 16 home games against Detroit with 7 of the last 9 games between these two teams in Oakland going under the MLB betting total.