Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 4/7/2024

The Oakland Athletics (2-7) travel to face off against the Detroit Tigers (6-2) on Sunday, April 7th. This game will be played at Comerica Park in Detroit and televised on BSDET. The Athletics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Tigers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Tigers. First pitch is set for 1:40 ET.

Athletics vs Tigers

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The Athletics and Tigers played to a 4-0 final in the most recent game of this series. Despite being on the road, the A’s were the underdog at +126. Oakland starter Paul Blackburn didn’t factor into the decision, but he did go six innings and didn’t allow a run.

Kenta Maeda got the start for the Tigers, and he took the loss after giving up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. Maeda also gave up a home run and struck out three batters. On the other side, Blackburn gave up just three hits and struck out four.

Brent Rooker was the only player in the game to drive in more than one run, finishing with three RBI’s for the A’s. He also hit a home run. As a team, the A’s finished with just five hits, while the Tigers also finished with five hits.

Joe Boyle Gets The Start For The Athletics

Joe Boyle is making his second start of the season, and he is looking to bounce back from a rough outing in his first start. He took the loss in that game, going just 2 2/3 innings and giving up 8 runs (7 earned) on 4 hits. He did strike out 8 batters but also gave up 4 walks.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

For the Athletics, Zack Gelof is projected to have the most hits on the team and also has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run. His home run projection is 10th best in the league today. Brent Rooker is our top projected home run hitter for the Athletics and his odds to hit a home run are 8th best in today’s slate of games. Ryan Noda is 2nd in terms of hits projection for the Athletics and his home run projection is 15th in today’s games.

Jack Flaherty Gets The Start For The Tigers

Jack Flaherty will be making his second start of the season for the Tigers, and he will be facing the Oakland Athletics at home. In his first start of the season, Flaherty went 6 innings and struck out 7, but he did give up a home run and took a no-decision against the White Sox.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

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For the Tigers, Riley Greene has the highest total hits projection on the team and the 16th highest in the league today. His home run projection is 4th on the team and 15th in the league. Kerry Carpenter is 2nd on the team in total hits and 2nd in home run projections. His home run projection is 13th in the league. Spencer Torkelson is 4th in total hits on the team, but he has the highest home run projection for the Tigers and the 11th highest in the league today.


Athletics vs Tigers Prediction


With the Athletics coming in as +157 underdogs, there is a lot of value in taking them on the money line. We have them winning this one by a score of 5-4, and at +157, they are a great payout.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Jack Flaherty does have a higher strikeout projection than Joe Boyle, but we still have him ending up with fewer runs allowed and picking up the win. If you’re looking for a parlay, you could look to pair the Athletics with the under, as the line is sitting at 8.5 runs.

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