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Oakland A’s vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Preview & Picks

Written by on April 25, 2016

Coming off a series loss to the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend, the Oakland Athletics will be looking to bounce back in winning ways and cover the MLB odds against the Detroit Tigers. The series is set to kick off this Monday, but we have decided to leapfrog that game and go straight to their second match. So below is a preview of the Game 2 matchup between these two teams, slated to take place on Tuesday, April 26. 

Oakland A’s vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Preview and Picks

When: Wednesday, April 27, 7:10 PM ETWhere: Comerica Park, Detroit, MichiganTV: CSCA, FSDTPitching Matchup: Hill vs. PelfreyMLB Money Line: Oakland -110  

Why Bet on Oakland (10-9)

After splitting the first two games of the series against Toronto, A’s lost the third game, handing the Jays a 2-1 series win. In the quest for a win over Detroit, the A’s will be giving the ball to Rich Hill (3.32 ERA, 2-2). In his last outing, Hill was solid on the hill, leading Oakland to a 7-3 win at the New York Yankees, which should motivate him for another strong road game at Detroit. Offensively, Jed Lowrie (19 hits with 10 RBI) Josh Reddick (16 hits with 11 RBI and four homers) and power hitter Marcus Semien will be the players to watch. 

Why Bet on Detroit (8-9)

Like the A’s, the Detroit Tigers lost their weekend series against the Cleveland Indians, losing by a combined score of 18-5 in the sweep by Cleveland. After such a dismaying home performance, Detroit would love nothing more than a win and starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey will be the player to lead the team. Pelfrey is winless in his three starts this year and sports an ERA of 3.68, so it won’t be easy for the Tigers to get a victory on Tuesday. There is however hope in the fact that Detroit has some of the best heavy hitters in the league, led by Ian Kinsler (25 hits, 15 runs and 12 RBI), Miguel Cabrera (13 hits and seven runs) and Jarrod Saltalamacchia (six homers and 15 RBI). 

Expert MLB Picks and Predictions

The Oakland Athletics have been one of the better road teams this season and Pelfrey has done nothing to make anyone believe that he will be tossing gems from the mound. The A’s are therefore our pick preferred money line pick in this game, with the game total likely to be an OVER in a potentially high-scoring affair. Final Score Prediction: Oakland 7, Detroit 5.