Upcoming Free Picks

Athletics vs. Tigers,
9-19-2017 - Prediction & Preview

This is a past game! View all upcoming MLB games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#921 Oakland
A's
#922 Detroit
Tigers

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:25pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

Oakland A's

-

W's
L's
0
ERA
0
WHIP

Detroit Tigers

-

W's
L's
0
ERA
0
WHIP

Oakland Athletics (66-83 SU, 80-65 O-U, 5th AL West)
vs Detroit Tigers (62-87 SU, 80-63 O-U, 4th AL Central)

When: Tuesday, Sep 19th, 7:10 PM ET

Line: OAK -125 / DET +100

Total: 10.5

TV/Live Stream: MLB.tv, FSN Detroit, NBC Sports California

Oakland and Detroit continue their series on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. The Athletics took two out of three against Philadelphia over the weekend. The Tigers split a four-game set against the Chicago White Sox, including a near no-hitter on Sunday.

Olson goes yard three times against Phillies

On Oakland’s current road trip, they have alternated wins and losses and are 3-3 through the first six games. There’s been a lot of inconsistency, but over the last five contests they are averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings and have posted a 3.14 ERA. First baseman Matt Olson (.266 avg) had a homer in each of the three games against the Phillies.

Starting pitcher: Right-hander Daniel Gossett (4-9, 5.02 ERA)

Gossett has been suffering a lot of losses lately, the most recent coming against Boston on Thursday. He gave up three earned runs on five hits through 5.1 innings of work. His pitching ratio was a mediocre three strikeouts to one walk and he gave up a homer, the third one he’s allowed over his last five starts. His outing was cut rather short, exiting after 75 total pitches. The A’s have gone just 1-4 over his last five starts.

Boyd comes one out shy of no-hitter

Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd made it through 26 outs, but he just came short of a no-hitter in an eventual 12-0 blowout. Still, he recorded a one-hit shutout that featured 121 total pitches. It gave some relief to a Detroit pitching staff that has been blown up quite a bit over the last few months as they’ve sold off the team and prepare for better days in the coming years.

Starting pitcher: Left-hander Chad Bell (0-3, 6.42 ERA)

This will be Bell’s fourth start of the season. He’s had three straight starts and his team has lost in all of them. In his last outing against the White Sox on Thursday, he allowed six earned runs on nine hits through 3.1 innings of work. His pitching ratio concluded at four strikeouts to one walk and he allowed a homer, his fourth over his last five outings. While he was passable against Toronto two weekends ago, giving up two runs over 4.2 innings, it’s a been a rough go for him on the mound. However, Detroit doesn’t have too many options left as they wrap up the season.

Trends

A’s are:

  • 6-1 on the Over in their last 7 games on Tuesday
  • 5-1-2 on the Over in their last 8 against AL Central foes

Tigers are:

  • 9-1 on the Over in their last 10 home games against teams with a losing record
  • 20-6 on the Over in their last 26 games at home

This is a pretty tough one to pick considering both pitchers are volatile and it’s a high total. However, the best one to roll the dice with is the over, especially with both bullpens being dismal in the past week.

Pick: Over 10.5

Brian Spaen

Blogging journeyman and sports handicapper. His passion for statistics, analyzing team reports, and watching multiple hours of sports daily gives him an edge for picking who will beat the spread. Also writes about technology and video games. Hobbies include enjoying life in the big city, spending way too much time on YouTube, and discovering new craft beer and whisky.

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Friday, Sep 21
NCAAF
#305 Owls 71
#306 Knights -13
7:00pm
View Pick
#307 Nittany Lions
#308 Illini
9:00pm
View Pick
#309 Cougars 51.5
#310 Trojans -4.5
10:30pm
View Pick
MLB
#979 Cubs -160
#980 White Sox 9
4:10pm
View Pick
#951 Mets -140
#952 Nationals 8
7:05pm
View Pick
#953 Brewers -125
#954 Pirates 8
7:05pm
View Pick
#965 Orioles 9
#966 Yankees -270
7:05pm
View Pick
#967 Rays
#968 Blue Jays
7:05pm
View Pick
#955 Reds -130
#956 Marlins 7.5
7:10pm
View Pick
#969 Red Sox -125
#970 Indians 8
7:10pm
View Pick
#971 Royals 9
#972 Tigers -115
7:10pm
View Pick
#957 Phillies 8.5
#958 Braves -135
7:35pm
View Pick
#973 Mariners -125
#974 Rangers 10.5
8:05pm
View Pick
#975 Angels 8
#976 Astros -210
8:10pm
View Pick
#959 Giants 7.5
#960 Cardinals -145
8:15pm
View Pick
#961 Rockies 7.5
#962 Diamondbacks -130
9:40pm
View Pick
#977 Twins
#978 A's
10:05pm
View Pick
#963 Padres 7.5
#964 Dodgers -250
10:10pm
View Pick
Saturday, Sep 22
NCAAF
#311 Zips 50.5
#312 Cyclones -19.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#361 Cornhuskers 49.5
#362 Wolverines -18.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#403 Bulldogs -14
#404 Tigers 63.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#373 Midshipmen -5.5
#374 Mustangs 67
12:00pm
View Pick
#365 Golden Flashes
#366 Rebels
12:00pm
View Pick
#319 Golden Gophers 49
#320 Terrapins -1.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#351 Bulls -5.5
#352 Scarlet Knights 57
12:00pm
View Pick
#345 Wolf Pack 66.5
#346 Rockets -10.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#343 Fighting Irish -7.5
#344 Demon Deacons 55.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#339 Bobcats 59
#340 Bearcats -8
12:00pm
View Pick
#323 Eagles -7
#324 Boilermakers 65
12:00pm
View Pick
#329 Panthers -3
#330 Tar Heels 47.5
12:20pm
View Pick
#347 Cardinals 51
#348 Cavaliers -4
12:30pm
View Pick
#349 Broncos -7.5
#350 Panthers 62.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#321 Hilltoppers 50
#322 Cardinals -2.5
3:00pm
View Pick
#333 Redhawks -6.5
#334 Falcons 58
3:00pm
View Pick
#327 Panthers
#328 Hurricanes
3:30pm
View Pick
#331 Huskies 44.5
#332 Seminoles -12
3:30pm
View Pick
#335 Green Wave
#336 Buckeyes
3:30pm
View Pick
#337 Tigers -16
#338 Yellow Jackets 52.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#363 Wildcats 60
#364 Mountaineers -14.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#385 Jayhawks 59
#386 Bears -7
3:30pm
View Pick
#399 Hokies
#400 Monarchs
3:30pm
View Pick
#405 Aggies
#406 Crimson Tide
3:30pm
View Pick
#315 49ers 60.5
#316 Minutemen -7.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#387 Gamecocks -2.5
#388 Commodores 53.5
4:00pm
View Pick
#325 Huskies
#326 Orange
4:00pm
View Pick
#353 Wildcats -6.5
#354 Beavers 75.5
4:00pm
View Pick
#379 Horned Frogs -3
#380 Longhorns 52.5
4:30pm
View Pick
#401 Mean Green -12.5
#402 Flames 65
6:00pm
View Pick
#381 Black Knights
#382 Sooners
7:00pm
View Pick
#359 Bulldogs -9
#360 Wildcats 54
7:00pm
View Pick
#395 Bobcats 53
#396 Roadrunners -7
7:00pm
View Pick
#383 Bulldogs 51.5
#384 Tigers -20
7:00pm
View Pick
#397 Trojans -4.5
#398 Warhawks 62
7:00pm
View Pick
#377 Rebels 68
#378 Red Wolves -7.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#375 Chanticleers 65.5
#376 Ragin Cajuns -4
7:00pm
View Pick
#371 Red Raiders 79.5
#372 Cowboys -14
7:00pm
View Pick
#367 Owls 59
#368 Golden Eagles -14
7:00pm
View Pick
#357 Gators -4.5
#358 Volunteers 49
7:00pm
View Pick
#313 Wolfpack -5.5
#314 Thundering Herd 54.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#317 Spartans -6
#318 Hoosiers 48
7:30pm
View Pick
#369 Razorbacks
#370 Tigers
7:30pm
View Pick
#393 Aggies -3.5
#394 Miners 52
7:30pm
View Pick
#341 Pirates 63.5
#342 Bulls -20
8:00pm
View Pick
#355 Cardinal -2.5
#356 Ducks 55
8:00pm
View Pick
#389 Jaguars
#390 Tigers
8:00pm
View Pick
#407 Badgers -3
#408 Hawkeyes 44
8:30pm
View Pick
#391 Falcons 63.5
#392 Aggies -10.5
10:15pm
View Pick
#411 Eagles 47
#412 Aztecs -12
10:30pm
View Pick
#409 Sun Devils 50
#410 Huskies -17.5
10:30pm
View Pick
MLB
#915 Orioles
#916 Yankees
4:05pm
View Pick
#917 Rays
#918 Blue Jays
4:05pm
View Pick
#927 Twins
#928 A's
9:05pm
View Pick
#913 Padres
#914 Dodgers
9:10pm
View Pick
Sunday, Sep 23
NFL
#461 Colts 48.5
#462 Eagles -6.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#463 Bengals 44
#464 Panthers -3
1:00pm
View Pick
#465 Titans 39.5
#466 Jaguars -6.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#467 Saints 52.5
#468 Falcons -3
1:00pm
View Pick
#469 Broncos 44
#470 Ravens -5
1:00pm
View Pick
#471 Giants 44
#472 Texans -6
1:00pm
View Pick
#473 Raiders 44
#474 Dolphins -3
1:00pm
View Pick
#475 Packers -3
#476 Redskins 47.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#477 Bills
#478 Vikings
1:00pm
View Pick
#479 49ers 54.5
#480 Chiefs -6.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#481 Chargers 48
#482 Rams -7
4:05pm
View Pick
#483 Bears -5.5
#484 Cardinals 40
4:25pm
View Pick
#485 Cowboys 44.5
#486 Seahawks -1.5
4:25pm
View Pick
#487 Patriots -6.5
#488 Lions 50
8:20pm
View Pick
Monday, Sep 24
NFL
#489 Steelers -1
#490 Buccaneers 51
8:15pm
View Pick