Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics Free MLB Picks

May 10, 2012


The fans at Coliseum will be treated to a game between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics when they take their seats on Thursday.
Max Scherzer will be the starting pitcher for the Tigers on this day. Righthander Scherzer is 1-3 this season with a 6.32 ERA.
Scherzer’s opponent in this one will be Bartolo Colon. The Athletics righthander has a 2.83 ERA to go along with a 3-2 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.
The Tigers were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +136 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Oakland lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Blue Jays on May 9. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at -158 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Team records:
Detroit: 15-15 SU
Oakland: 16-15 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit’s last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit’s last 16 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Detroit is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 8 games at home
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oakland’s last 16 games when playing at home against Detroit
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oakland home to Detroit, Friday, May 11

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