The Detroit Tigers look to advance to a second straight ALCS appearance with a win tonight in Oakland against the Athletics. It will be a late Tuesday night for Tiger fans in Motown as this contest is scheduled to get under way at 9:07 PM ET in O.co Coliseum.
The first two games of this best of 5 series have been competitive. The Tigers emerged victorious in game one behind Justin Verlander and then on Sunday came back from a 4-3 deficit entering the bottom of the eighth to tie and then ultimately win it 5-4 on a walk off sac fly by Don Kelly. Check the MLB Lines for Tigers vs. Athletics Game.
Tonight’s pitching probables are righty Anibal Sanchez for Detroit who was 9-13 in 2012 with a 3.86 ERA and southpaw Brett Anderson gets the call for the A’s after a long delayed start to the season due to injury, found him finishing strong at 4-2 with an ERA of 2.57. Against left-handed pitchers, the Tigers are 26-25 on the season, and 2-1 in their last 10 games. Against righties, the A’s are 64-39 overall, and 4-0 in their last 10.
Detroit is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games, and 4-1 SU in their last 5 on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Tigers’ last 6 games, and UNDER in 4 of their last 6 outside of Detroit. The Athletics are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games, and 5-0 SU in their last 5 home games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 6 games. Start your MLB Betting on Tigers vs. Athletics Game.
While the task will be a daunting one for the Athletics, they did sweep the Rangers 3-0 in the season’s last series to win the division. Oakland won 50 of its 81 games near the bay in 2012. The Tigers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against the A’s. The total has gone OVER in 4 of the last 5 meetings between these two.
Oakland has been installed by sbgglobal.eu’s oddsmakers as a firm -$135 home favorite tonight, with Detroit at a +$125. As a favorite, the Athletics are 35-15 on the year, and 5-0 in their last 10. As a dog, the Tigers are 18-18 overall, going 1-0 in their last 10. A wager on the U/O of 7 total runs can be had at a -$115.
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