Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers 9/1/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics
Date & Time: 9/1/2021, 11:10 PM UTC
Location: Comerica Park
Address: Detroit, MI
Latest Odds: OAK -170 ; O/U 9
TV Channel: FSDetroit

On Wednesday, the Oakland Athletics will play the second game of a three-game series on the road against the Detroit Tigers. Oakland is 72-59 following a 3-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday. Oakland lost its first two games of a series against the Yankees but won each of the final two. The Athletics are second in the American League West six games behind the first-place Houston Astros.

First baseman Matt Olson is leading Oakland in each of the following: .273 batting average, 32 home runs, 83 RBIs, 123 hits and .373 on-base percentage. Oakland has hit 162 home runs and 131 games. On Wednesday, the Oakland Athletics will send James Kaprielian to the mound. The right-hander is 7-4 with an ERA of 3.65, 95 Ks and 34 BBs.

Detroit is 62-70 following a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Monday in a makeup game that was previously postponed due to inclement weather. The Tigers have lost three straight and Detroit has fallen to 14 games behind the first place Chicago White Sox in the American League Central. Detroit continues to struggle to get hitters out as Tigers’ pitching allows opponents to average .251 at the plate which is 21st in the majors.

Jonathan Schoop is batting .282 to lead Detroit and the second baseman has 70 RBIs and 142 hits to lead the Tigers in both. Left fielder Robbie Grossman has 19 home runs and an on-base percentage of .354 to lead Detroit in both. On Wednesday, Detroit will send Wily Peralta to the mound. The right-hander is 3-3 with an ERA of 3.63, 39 Ks and 23 BBs.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Oakland is 2-6 in its last 8
  • The UNDER has cashed in 8 of the A’s last 12
  • Detroit is 1-4 in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in each of the Tigers last 4
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Free MLB Pick: Oakland Athletics -170

While the UNDER is a solid choice, the play here is Oakland. The A’s have won 36 of the last 53 played between these two American League clubs and 15 of the last 18 played in Detroit. Detroit has lost four of its last five overall and seven of the last eight played at home. Oakland's pitching will hold Detroit hitters in check as the Athletics have the seventh-best team ERA in baseball. Final Score Prediction, Oakland Athletics win 6-2.

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