Tigers vs. Athletics Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/9/2022

by | May 9, 2022

A losing streak will come to an end Monday when the Detroit Tigers (8-19), losers of five straight, take on the Oakland Athletics (10-18). The Athletics are hoping to avoid their ninth loss in a row. The Tigers are -135 favorites to snap out of their slide when the teams hit the field at Comerica Park, with first pitch at 7:10 PM ET. Detroit’s Michael Pineda gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s Paul Blackburn.

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 -135 +114 7 -107 -112 -1.5 +161 -190

Computer Predictions for Tigers vs. Athletics

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+114) and Over (7)

Tigers vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Detroit Tigers probable starting pitcher: Michael Pineda
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Paul Blackburn
  • Game Day: Monday, May 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Stadium: Comerica Park

Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Pineda Blackburn
3 GS 5
1-1 W-L 3-0
3.77 ERA 2.22
14.1 IP 24.1
2 BB 3
8 SO 23

Tigers Starter Michael Pineda

  • The Tigers will send Pineda (1-1) to the mound for his fourth start of the season. He is 1-1 with a 3.77 ERA and eight strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s last time out was on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, when he went 4 1/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • The 33-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.77, with 5.0 strikeouts per nine innings, in three games this season. Opponents are hitting .255 against him.
  • The opposing Athletics offense has the 29th-ranked slugging percentage (.314) and ranks 26th in MLB play with 19 home runs. It has a collective .200 batting average, and is 27th in MLB with 182 total hits and 24th in MLB play scoring 96 runs.

Athletics Starter Paul Blackburn

  • Blackburn (3-0) will take the mound for the Athletics, his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Wednesday, when he tossed 4 1/3 innings while giving up three earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in five games this season with an ERA of 2.22 and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .225.
  • Blackburn has not earned a quality start in five starts this season.
  • Blackburn has made four starts of five or more innings in five chances this season, and averages 4.3 frames when he pitches.
  • The Tigers have scored 78 runs this season, which ranks 29th in MLB. They are batting .220 for the campaign with 11 home runs, 30th in the league.

Tigers Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Tigers have been favored five times and won two of those games.
  • Detroit has entered three games this season favored by -135 or more and is 2-1 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 57.4% chance of a victory for the Tigers.
  • Detroit and its opponents have hit the over in nine of their 27 games with a total this season.
  • The Tigers are 11-16-0 against the spread this season.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics have won in seven, or 31.8%, of the 22 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This season, Oakland has been victorious six times in 18 chances when named as an underdog of at least +114 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Athletics have a 46.7% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Oakland and their opponents have gone over in 12 of their 28 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Athletics are 14-14-0 against the spread in their 28 games that had a posted line this season.

Tigers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Austin Meadows comes into Monday’s game as the Tigers top run producer, accumulating 11 RBI while hitting zero round-trippers in 2022. His .284 average is also best on the squad.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Meadows’ home run total places him 287th, and his RBI tally ranks him 98th.
  • Jeimer Candelario is hitting .200 with five doubles, two home runs and six walks.
  • Candelario is 113th in home runs and 162nd in RBI on the year.
  • Javier Baez has a team-high 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 has a team-high four home runs and has driven in 15 runs.
  • Murphy’s home run total places him 40th in the majors, and he is 36th in RBI.
  • Sheldon Neuse is hitting .304 to lead the lineup.
  • Neuse ranks 113th among all batters in MLB in home runs, and 50th in RBI.
  • Seth Brown has racked up a team-high 15 runs batted in.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .184 with five doubles, a home run and nine walks.
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

After looking at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup, our best bet is the Athletics on the moneyline at +114. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 7 runs.

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