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Athletics Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 4/17/2021

The Oakland Athletics (7-7) will look to keep a six-game winning streak intact when they host the Detroit Tigers (6-8) on Saturday at 4:07 PM ET. The Athletics are favored (-148) to extend the streak when they take on the underdog Tigers (+125). Oakland’s Cole Irvin gets the start against Detroit’s Casey Mize.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 17, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Athletics vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Irvin (OAK) Pitcher Mize (DET)
0 – 2 W/L 1 – 0
9.2 IP 11.0
7.45 ERA 0.82
1.450 WHIP 1.180
4.7 K/9 7.4
1.9 BB/9 3.3

Athletics Probable Starter Cole Irvin

  • Irvin (0-2) gets the starting nod for the Athletics, his third of the season.
  • In his last time out on Friday, April 9, the lefty threw 5 1/3 innings against the Astros, giving up four earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • He will take the mound against a Tigers offense that ranks 17th in the league with 100 total hits (on a.218 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .397 (10th in the league) with 20 total home runs (second in MLB play).
  • The Athletics have not been a moneyline favorite when Irvin starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 17, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Probable Starter Casey Mize

  • Mize will get the start for the Tigers, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he threw seven innings against the Astros without allowing a run.
  • The Athletics rank 12th in MLB with 59 runs scored this season. They have a .216 batting average this campaign with 15 home runs (15th in the league).
  • His team is 2-0 this season when he starts and they’re underdogs on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 17, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics score an average of 3.1 runs per game at home and 6.2 per contest away from RingCentral Coliseum.
  • The Athletics have the No. 12 offense in MLB play scoring 4.2 runs per game (59 total runs).
  • The Athletics are 4-3 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 57.1% of those games).
  • Oakland has played as a moneyline favorite of -148 or shorter in just two games this season, which they won both.
  • Oakland has played in 14 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total nine times (9-5).
  • Oakland won all of the four games it played as a moneyline favorite in their last 10 matchups.

Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have scored 53 runs (3.8 per game) this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB.
  • In eight road games this season, they’ve scored 3.8 runs per contest compared to the 3.8 per game they average at home.
  • The Tigers have won six, or 42.9%, of the 14 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • This season, Detroit has won six of its 13 games, or 46.2%, when they’re the underdog by at least +125 on the moneyline.
  • Detroit and its opponents have gone over the total this season in six of their 14 opportunities.
  • Detroit has played as the underdog in 10 of its past 10 games and has won four of those contests.

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Jed Lowrie paces the Athletics in runs batted in (12) and has a team-best batting average of .360.
  • Among the qualified hitters in baseball, Lowrie’s 18 hits rank ninth, his 12 RBI rank eighth, his .360 AVG ranks 15th, his .439 OBP ranks 14th, and his .560 SLG ranks 13th.
  • Lowrie has safely hit in seven games in a row. Over that span he is hitting .481 with two doubles, two home runs, three walks and 11 RBIs.
  • Mark Canha is batting .259 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and 10 walks.
  • Canha falls outside of the league leaders in home runs and RBI among the qualified hitters in MLB action.

Athletics Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Mark Canha 54 .259 14 2 4 .394 .838
Matt Chapman 53 .189 6 3 9 .254 .669
Jed Lowrie 50 .360 10 2 12 .439 .999
Elvis Andrus 48 .125 2 0 3 .154 .342
Ramón Laureano 43 .256 10 1 5 .347 .766
Matt Olson 38 .263 4 2 7 .370 .817
Mitch Moreland 30 .233 1 0 4 .273 .506
Sean Murphy 29 .138 0 0 4 .306 .547
Seth Brown 20 .150 2 2 2 .261 .711
Aramis Garcia 19 .158 2 0 0 .200 .358

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Jeimer Candelario leads Detroit with a batting average of .296.
  • Candelario’s 16 hits rank 17th, and his .426 SLG ranks 13th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Akil Baddoo leads Detroit in runs batted in with 11 while batting .294 with four homers.
  • Baddoo ranks ninth in HR (4), and 13th in RBI (11) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Tigers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jeimer Candelario 54 .296 8 1 7 .377 .803
Willi Castro 53 .226 3 0 3 .268 .589
Jonathan Schoop 45 .178 6 0 2 .220 .398
Robbie Grossman 44 .205 5 1 4 .375 .693
Wilson Ramos 43 .256 7 6 8 .319 1.017
Akil Baddoo 34 .294 5 4 11 .306 1.071
Niko Goodrum 31 .258 4 1 2 .324 .711
JaCoby Jones 25 .120 1 0 1 .154 .314
Renato Núñez 23 .174 5 2 3 .240 .762
Victor Reyes 21 .143 2 1 1 .182 .515

Athletics vs Tigers Player Props

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