Athletics Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – April 15, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 15, 2021

Coming off of a 2-0 series win over the Diamondbacks, the Oakland Athletics (5-7) are -167 favorites to pick up the win in Game 1 of a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers (6-6). The series begins at RingCentral Coliseum, starting on Thursday at 9:40 PM ET. Oakland’s Sean Manaea and Detroit’s Tarik Skubal have been named the starters for this contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 15, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Athletics vs Tigers Betting Lines

Athletics Betting Insights

  • This season, the Athletics have won two out of the five games in which they’ve been favored.
  • Oakland has not entered a game this season as a bigger favorite on the moneyline than the -167 odds on them winning this game.
  • The Athletics have a 60.5% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Athletics and their opponents are 6-4 when it comes to hitting the over.

Athletics Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 4.2
HR 11
ERA 5.60
K/9 7.3

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Tigers Betting Insights

  • The Tigers have been underdogs in 12 games this season and have come away with the win six times (50%) in those contests.
  • This year, Detroit has won four of six games when listed as at least +145 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Tigers have an implied victory probability of 39.5% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Tigers and their opponents have combined to clear the total five times.

Tigers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 4-6
Runs Per Game 4.1
HR 18
ERA 5.73
K/9 8.6

Tigers Probable Pitcher – Tarik Skubal

  • Skubal (0-1) pitches first for the Tigers to make his third start this season.
  • His last time out came on Saturday against the Indians, when the left-hander threw four innings, surrendering six earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • Skubal has pitched five or more innings in a game one time this year heading into this outing.
  • The Tigers were named the moneyline underdog for two Skubal starts this season — they lost both.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 15, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 5-7
Home 1-6
Road 4-1
vs LHP (Starters) 1-1
vs RHP (Starters) 4-6
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 5-7

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Athletics Probable Pitcher – Sean Manaea

  • Manaea will take to the mound for the Athletics, his third start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Astros, throwing six innings and giving up one earned run.
  • His team lost his only start as a favorite this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 15, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Tigers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 6-6
Home 3-3
Road 3-3
vs LHP (Starters) 1-1
vs RHP (Starters) 5-5
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 6-6

Athletics Hitting Stats

  • The Athletics rank 20th-best in MLB action with 12 total home runs.
  • The Athletics average 0.4 homers per game when playing at home this season (three total in home contests).
  • Oakland has hit 11 home runs over the last 10 games.
  • Jed Lowrie leads Oakland in home runs with two, runs batted in with 11 and his batting average of .333 is also best on his team.
  • Mark Canha’s two home runs are most among Oakland batters. He’s driven in four runs this season while slugging .489.

Tigers Hitting Stats

  • The Tigers have hit 19 homers this season, which ranks second in the league.
  • They’ve hit 12 homers, an average of 2 per game, in six road contests this season.
  • Over the last 10 games, Detroit has hit 18 home runs.
  • Akil Baddoo leads the Tigers in runs batted in (11) and has accumulated a team-best batting average of .370.
  • Jeimer Candelario is hitting .326 with four doubles, a home run and seven walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Athletics (-167)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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