Tigers vs. Athletics Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/10/2022

by | May 10, 2022

The Detroit Tigers (8-19) hope to avoid their seventh straight defeat when they visit the Oakland Athletics (10-18) Tuesday at 1:10 PM ET. The Tigers are listed as -115 favorites to snap their losing skid, while the Athletics are -104 underdogs. Tarik Skubal starts for Detroit while Frankie Montas is Oakland’s starter for the contest.

Tigers vs. Athletics Spread and Betting Line

Tigers vs Athletics Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Tigers -115 -104 6.5 -120 +100 -1.5 +155 -185

Computer Predictions for Tigers vs. Athletics

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (-104) and Over (6.5)

Tigers vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Detroit Tigers probable starting pitcher: Tarik Skubal
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Frankie Montas
  • Game Day: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Stadium: Comerica Park

Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Skubal Montas
5 GS 6
1-2 W-L 2-2
3.04 ERA 3.44
26.2 IP 36.2
3 BB 9
29 SO 37

Tigers Starter Tarik Skubal

  • Skubal makes the start for the Tigers, his sixth of the season. He is 1-2 with a 3.04 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Friday against the Houston Astros, when he went six innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • In five games this season, the 25-year-old has amassed a 3.04 ERA and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .267 to opposing batters.
  • Skubal enters this game with two quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Skubal will try to pitch five or more innings for his fifth straight appearance. He’s averaging 5.1 frames per outing.
  • He will face an Athletics offense that ranks 25th in the league with 96 runs while batting .200 as a unit. It has a collective .314 slugging percentage (29th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 19 home runs (26th in MLB).

Athletics Starter Frankie Montas

  • The Athletics’ Montas (2-2) will make his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander did not allow a run in seven innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in six games this season with an ERA of 3.44 and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .188.
  • He has four quality starts in six chances this season.
  • Montás will look to pitch five or more innings for the seventh start in a row.
  • The Tigers have scored 78 runs this season, which ranks 29th in MLB. They have 193 hits, 24th in baseball, with 11 home runs (30th in the league).
  • The 29-year-old ranks 40th in ERA (3.44), 13th in WHIP (.927), and 21st in K/9 (9.1) among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign.

Tigers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Tigers have entered the game as favorites six times this season and won twice.
  • This season, Detroit has won two of its six games when favored by at least -115 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 53.5% chance of a victory for the Tigers.
  • Games involving Detroit have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in nine of 28 chances this season.
  • The Tigers are 11-17-0 against the spread this season.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have been victorious in eight, or 34.8%, of the 23 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • Oakland has a win-loss record of 8-15 when favored by -104 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • The Athletics have an implied victory probability of 51% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Oakland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 12 of their 29 opportunities.
  • The Athletics have an against the spread record of 15-14-0 in 29 games with a line this season.

Tigers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Austin Meadows comes into Tuesday’s game hitting .284 with 11 RBI, both team-leading marks for the Tigers. He has also connected on zero long balls in 2022.
  • In all of MLB, Meadows ranks 289th in home runs and 98th in RBI.
  • Jeimer Candelario is batting .200 with five doubles, two home runs and six walks.
  • Candelario ranks 116th in home runs and 163rd in RBI on the year.
  • Javier Baez has racked up a team-best 11 runs batted in.
  • Robbie Grossman is hitting .262 with four doubles and 14 walks.
Austin Meadows 22 .284 .376 .370 0 11 23
Jeimer Candelario 26 .200 .255 .316 2 8 19
Javier Báez 18 .236 .286 .389 2 11 17
Robbie Grossman 24 .262 .378 .312 0 7 21
Miguel Cabrera 24 .259 .319 .329 1 9 22

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Sean Murphy paces the Athletics in home runs (four) and runs batted in (15).
  • Among all hitters in the big leagues, Murphy is 41st in home runs and 37th in RBI.
  • Murphy carries a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .214 with two doubles and two walks.
  • Sheldon Neuse has a club-best .304 batting average.
  • Neuse is 116th among all hitters in the big leagues in homers, and 51st in RBI.
  • Seth Brown paces the Athletics with 15 runs batted in.
  • Elvis Andrus has five doubles, a home run and nine walks while hitting .184.
Sean Murphy 27 .212 .275 .434 4 15 21
Sheldon Neuse 26 .304 .360 .413 2 14 28
Seth Brown 27 .185 .272 .333 2 15 15
Elvis Andrus 26 .184 .268 .276 1 3 16
Tony Kemp 26 .216 .300 .239 0 3 19

Betting Tips for Tigers vs. Athletics

Our best bet is the Athletics on the moneyline at -104 after analyzing all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer projects the total score will over the total of 6.5 runs.

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