Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers - 9/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics

Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 8:07 PM (Oakland Coliseum)

The Line: Detroit Tigers +245 / Oakland Athletics -295 -- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics meet Saturday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Tigers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Detroit Tigers have lost five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 126 hits and 53 RBI while Niko Goodrum and Brandon Dixon have combined for 192 hits and 93 RBI. Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball, and he is 1-9 with a 6.03 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 1-1 with a 2.66 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Athletics have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last five games. The Oakland Athletics have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 156 hits and 74 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 236 hits and 136 RBI. Chris Bassitt gets the ball, and he is 9-5 with a 3.67 ERA and 118 strikeouts this season. Bassitt is 3-2 with a 3.41 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.

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The Tigers are 15-47 in their last 62 during game 2 of a series, 2-6 in Zimmermanns last 8 road starts and 20-42 in Zimmermanns last 62 starts. The Athletics are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 39-18 in their last 57 home games and 9-4 in Bassitts last 13 starts. The Tigers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Oakland and 6-22 in the last 28 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Bassitts last 5 starts overall. The under is 5-2 in Zimmermanns last 7 starts overall.

Zimmermann has allowed 24 hits and 10 runs in his last 28 innings, and he has a 5.33 ERA and .249 allowed batting average on the road. Bassitt has allowed 30 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 29.1 innings, and he has a 3.22 ERA and .219 allowed batting average at home. The Detroit Tigers surprised us last night with a late comeback win, but they haven't won three straight games since May 28-31, so history indicates that luck won't continue much longer. The Oakland Athletics have had a lot of recent success with Bassitt on the mound and the offense is due for a breakout performance after scoring in just one of 11 innings last night. I'll take the A's and the RL.

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Randy’s Pick Oakland Athletics -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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