Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics - 6/28/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (43-38) at Detroit Tigers (36-45)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)
Sean Manaea (7-6) (3.40) vs. Michael Fulmer (3-6) (4.17)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -105 / Oakland Athletics -105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
MLB comes to Comerica Park on Thursday when the Detroit Tigers host the Oakland Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics turned to their pitching in Wednesday’s 3-0 victory at Detroit. Oakland starter Chris Bassitt tossed six scoreless frames with two hits and five BB allowed before the bullpen came in and put up zeros.
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The Athletics posted nine hits and walked twice with Josh Phegley doubling in a run and scoring while Jed Lowrie and Dustin Fowler each ripped run scoring doubles.
Oakland turns to left hander Sean Manaea for the start in the series finale’ at Detroit. Manaea has won back to back games after an 11-2 rout of the White Sox with a run allowed in seven innings.
The Detroit Tigers never got their offense going in Wednesday’s loss to visiting Oakland and in the process a strong performance on the mound went by the wayside. Detroit starter Mike Fiers gave up a run over seven frames with Alex Wilson giving up two in the 9th.
The Tigers offnse consisted of three hits and five bases on balls with Nicholas Castellanos, John Hicks and Jose Iglesias recording hits. Michael Fulmer takes the ball for the final game of the series with Oakland on Thursday. Fulmer comes off of a 5-3 loss at Cincinnati with three runs scoring over 5.2 frames.
Over is 11-2 in Oakland last 13 overall and over is 11-2 in Oakland last 13 on grass and Oakland are 7-2 in their last 9 overall. Under is 7-0-1 in Detroit last 8 Wednesday games and under is 6-2 in Detroit last 8 home games and under is 13-6 in Detroit last 19 overall.
This seems like a game the Athletics have advantages in but it’s not a slam dunk with Fulmer capable of coming up big. I’m still backing Oakland...