Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 4/5/2024

The Oakland Athletics (1-6) travel to face off against the Detroit Tigers (5-1) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at Comerica Park in Detroit and televised on BSDET. Both the Athletics and Tigers are looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. First pitch is set for 1:10 ET.

Athletics vs Tigers

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The Tigers Took The Last Game Of This Series

Ross Stripling was the losing pitcher in the Athletics’ 1-0 loss to the Red Sox. Stripling went seven innings, giving up one run on eight hits. Despite the loss, Stripling did record a quality start.

The A’s offense struggled to get anything going, finishing with just eight hits. J.D. Davis had a multi-hit game, finishing 2/4 with a double.

JP Sears Gets The Start For The Athletics

JP Sears will be making his second start of the season for the Athletics, as they take on the Tigers on the road. In his first start, Sears took the loss against the Guardians, going 3 2/3 innings and giving up 5 runs, 1 earned. He struck out 6 and gave up 2 home runs.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

When looking at the Athletics’ player props for today, we see that Seth Brown has the highest home run projection on the team and 11th best in the league. J.D. Davis has the highest hits projection for the team and his home run projection is 15th in the league. JJ Bleday is 2nd in terms of home run projections for the A’s and 15th in the league. Zack Gelof has the 2nd best hits projection for the Athletics.

The Tigers Took The Last Game Of This Series

The Mets beat the Tigers 2-1, with New York winning as -142 favorites. Reed Garrett got the win for the Mets, while Alex Faedo took the loss for Detroit.

The Tigers scored first in the second inning, but the Mets tied it up in the ninth and walked it off in the same inning. José Buttó got the start for the Mets, going six innings and giving up one run. Matt Manning started for the Tigers, going 5 2/3 innings and not giving up a hit.

Tarik Skubal Gets The Start For The Tigers

Coming off a strong start to the season, Tarik Skubal will be making his first home start of the year for the Tigers. In his first outing of the season, he went 6 innings and picked up the win, striking out 6 and allowing 3 hits.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

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If you’re looking at some player props for the Tigers, we have Riley Greene with the highest total hits projection on the team, and his total hits projection is 14th best in the league today. Spencer Torkelson has the best odds to hit a home run on the team, and his home run projection is 11th best in today’s slate of games. Matt Vierling’s total hits projection is 20th best in the league today.


Athletics vs Tigers Prediction


Our predictions for this game have the Tigers picking up a 5-4 win at home. However, with the payout for a Tigers win being just -249, we recommend taking the over, with the line sitting at 7.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Tarik Skubal finishing with seven strikeouts compared to JP Sears with six. However, Skubal is projected to finish with a better ERA, and if you’re looking for a player prop bet, Skubal is a good option.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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