MLB Picks: Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers, Game 4
The Detroit Tigers have won three of their last five elimination games, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Tuesday, as they prepare to take on the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park.
Sports bettors will find that the Tigers are minus-146 home favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 7.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at Game 4 of this 2013 American League Division Series from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
Gambling stats via SBR Forum.
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The Oakland Athletics own a 2-1 advantage in this best-of-five series, as they picked up a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers as plus-138 road underdogs Monday.
Athletics starting pitcher Dan Straily went 10-8 with a 3.96 ERA in 27 starts during the regular season and will take the mound in Game 4.
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The Detroit Tigers led the American League with a .283 batting average during the regular season, but they've failed to score in 25 of 27 innings in the first three games of this series.
Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister suffered a 14-4 defeat against the Oakland Athletics in his only outing against them this year on Aug. 28. Fister will take the mound Tuesday.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Detroit Tigers, as they've gone 55-24 in their last 79 home games with a betting total of seven to 8.5.
MLB Pick: Detroit Tigers -146
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