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 a low-scoring game in the previous matchup of this series, with the A’s coming away with a 4-0 win. Oakland was actually the underdog going into the game at +126. Detroit starter Kenta Maeda took the loss, giving up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work.

Paul Blackburn got the start for Oakland and didn’t give up a run in his six innings of work. He finished with four strikeouts and didn’t walk a batter. As for the Tigers, they finished the game with five hits, the same number as the A’s, but Detroit couldn’t push across a run in any inning.

Brent Rooker was the only player in the game to have more than one hit, and he drove in three of Oakland’s four runs. Rooker also hit a home run. Carson Kelly had one of Detroit’s two hits and finished 2/3 with a double.

Joe Boyle Gets The Start For The Athletics

Joe Boyle and the Athletics are on the road to take on the Tigers. Boyle is looking to bounce back from a rough outing in his first start of the season, where he took the loss and gave up 8 runs in just 2 2/3 innings of work.

Athletics Offense Breakdown

For the Athletics, we have Zack Gelof as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, with his total hits projection being 25th best in the league today. Brent Rooker has the best odds to hit a home run for the A’s, with his home run projection being 8th best in today’s slate of games. Ryan Noda is 4th on the team in terms of home run projections, with his odds of hitting a home run being 15th best in today’s games.

Jack Flaherty Gets The Start For The Tigers

Jack Flaherty is making his first start of the season at home against the Athletics. He had a solid first outing of the year, going 6 innings and striking out 7 batters while allowing just 1 earned run. Flaherty did give up a homer in that start, but he was able to limit the White Sox to just 4 hits.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

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When it comes to the Tigers’ offensive projections, Riley Greene is expected to have a solid day at the plate. His total hits projection is the highest on the team and 16th best in the league today. Meanwhile, Spencer Torkelson has the best odds to hit a home run for Detroit, as his home run projection is 11th best in the league. Kerry Carpenter is also a player to watch, as his total hits projection is 19th in the league, and his home run projection is 13th best.


Athletics vs Tigers Prediction


With the Athletics at +157 on the money line, we see this as a great value pick. Our predicted final score is 5-4 in favor of the Athletics, giving us a lot of room to take the underdog on the money line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Jack Flaherty is projected to finish with more strikeouts than Joe Boyle, but we still have Flaherty finishing with a solid seven K’s. If you’re looking for a parlay, you could look to take the Athletics and the under, as our projections have this one finishing with just nine runs.

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