Oakland Atheltics vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 21 (7/21): MLB
- Jul 20, 2022, 11:36:18 PM
Credit: photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||3:37 p.m. EST|
|Tigers money line||-130|
|Tigers run line||-1.5 (+125)|
|Athletics money line||+117|
|Athletics run line||+1.5 (-145)|
|Over / under||7.5|
|Detroit Tigers||Oakland Athletics|
|Road / home record||14-31||11-31|
|Last 10 record||2-8||4-6|
|Over / under record||33-54-5||36-50-6|
|Runs / game||3.13||3.29|
|Runs allowed / game||4.35||4.56|
The Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics will play a double-header on Thursday at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Athletics won their last series before the All-Star break against the Houston Astros while the Tigers were swept by the Guardians.
The Tigers get here with a 37-55 record and have lost 8 of their last 9 games. They're averaging 3.18 runs and batting for .229 AVG, 288 runs scored in 690 hits and 53 home runs, ranking #30 in offense, the worst in the league behind the Oakland Athletics. Miguel Cabrera leads the team batting for .287 AVG, Javi Baez is leading in home runs with 9 and 35 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 4.35 runs per game and ranking #19 in the league. Tarik Skubal leads the pitching staff with a 4.11 ERA, 102 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded.
Probable Pitcher: Tarik Skubal (6-80, 4.11 ERA)
Skubal es expected to be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Tigers. Skubal suffered the loss on Wednesday against the Royals after giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits over six innings. He struck out five batters. He has a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 3.94 and 16 strikeouts in 3 appearances against the Athletics in his career.
The Athletics get here with a 29-59 record and have lost 4 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 3.29 runs per game. They're batting for .211 AVG, 306 runs scored in 641 hits and 70 home runs, ranking #29 in offense in the league, the second worst in the MLB behind the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sean Murphy is batting for .241 AVG. Seth Brown leads the team with 38 RBI and 10 home runs.
Defensively are allowing 4.56 runs per game, ranking #22 in the league. Paul Blackburn leads the team with a 3.62 ERA, 77 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded with the A's.
Probable Pitcher: Zach Logue (3-4, 5.16 ERA)
Logue will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Athletics. The A's will promote Logue from Triple-A Las Vegas to start the first game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Tigers in Oakland. He has not allowed any runs on 5 hits with 6 strikeouts in 7 innings against the Tigers in his career. He has been credited with the win.
Detroit Tigers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games against an opponent in the American League West Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games against an opponent in the American League.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 14 games.
The Tigers continue to struggle and lose games as they have lost 8 of their last 10 games and couldn't score a single run in the 3rd game of the series against Quantrill and the Guardians bullpen. They'll send Tarik Skubal to the mound for the 1st game of the double-header who has struggled lately but dominated the A's earlier this season. The Athletics upset the Astros in their last series before the break and will send Zach Logue for this game who also dominated the Tigers for 7 innings and no runs. These are the two worst offenses in the league so I expect a low scoring game. Take the under.
PICK: Under 7.5 (-110)
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