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Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics

Game Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | Game Time: 9:05 PM | Home Line: | Total:

by Max Prophet

Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics Series Betting Trends

The Detroit Tigers travel to Oakland to play the Athletics at 9:05 PM on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Oakland is the favorite in this matchup, laying points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under .

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any MLB sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the Tigers/Athletics Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
July 2, 2014 Oakland 3Detroit9-1.59.0
July 1, 2014 Oakland 0Detroit3-1.59.5
June 30, 2014 Oakland 4Detroit5-1.58.0
May 29, 2014 Detroit 5Oakland4-1.57.5
May 28, 2014 Detroit 1Oakland3-1.57.0
May 27, 2014 Detroit 6Oakland5-1.57.0
May 26, 2014 Detroit 0Oakland10-1.57.5
October 10, 2013 Detroit 3Oakland01.56.5
October 8, 2013 Oakland 6Detroit8-1.57.5
October 7, 2013 Oakland 6Detroit3-1.57.0

When looking at the last 175 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 89 games compared to 86 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the Detroit/Oakland series is 4.7 ppg while the vistor has put up 4.7 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 0 favoring the road team.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 175 games between the Tigers and the Athletics is 9.4 per game.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with Detroit as the road team and with Oakland as the home team.

Recent Results when Detroit visits Oakland

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
May 29, 2014 Detroit 5Oakland4-1.57.5
May 28, 2014 Detroit 1Oakland3-1.57.0
May 27, 2014 Detroit 6Oakland5-1.57.0
May 26, 2014 Detroit 0Oakland10-1.57.5
October 10, 2013 Detroit 3Oakland01.56.5
October 5, 2013 Detroit 0Oakland11.57.0
October 4, 2013 Detroit 3Oakland21.56.5

When looking at the last 93 games in this series while Oakland has been the home team, we can see the Athletics have won 50 games compared to 43 wins for the Tigers. Average points scored per game by Oakland in this situation is is 4.3 ppg while Detroit has put up 4.2 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 0.1 favoring the .

The average Total points scored spanning the last 93 games between the Tigers and the Athletics is 8.5 per game.

Can the Detroit Tigers Cover the Spread?

This season the Detroit Tigers have played 97 games, averaging 4.7 points per game, while allowing 4.3 points per game. This has led to a season record of 55-42. Let's have a closer look at recent Detroit Tigers results.

Recent Detroit Tigers Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
July 22, 2014 Detroit 4Arizona51.58.5
July 21, 2014 Detroit 4Arizona31.59.0
July 20, 2014 Cleveland 1Detroit5-1.59.0
July 19, 2014 Cleveland 5Detroit2-1.58.0
July 19, 2014 Cleveland 6Detroit21.58.5
July 18, 2014 Cleveland 9Detroit3-1.58.5
July 13, 2014 Detroit 2Kansas City51.58.0

This season the Detroit Tigers have played 46 games on the road, averaging 4.9 points per game, while allowing 3.8 points per game. This has led to a season record of 29-17. Let's have a closer look at recent Detroit Tigers results on the road.

Recent Detroit Tigers Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
July 22, 2014 Detroit 4Arizona51.58.5
July 21, 2014 Detroit 4Arizona31.59.0
July 13, 2014 Detroit 2Kansas City51.58.0
July 12, 2014 Detroit 5Kansas City1-1.58.0
July 11, 2014 Detroit 2Kansas City11.58.0

Can the Oakland Athletics Cover the Spread?

This season the Oakland Athletics have played 99 games, averaging 4.9 points per game, while allowing 3.4 points per game. This has led to a season record of 61-42. Let's have a closer look at recent Oakland Athletics results.

Recent Oakland Athletics Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
July 22, 2014 Houston 3Oakland2-1.57.5
July 20, 2014 Baltimore 2Oakland10-1.57.5
July 19, 2014 Baltimore 8Oakland4-1.57.5
July 18, 2014 Baltimore 4Oakland5-1.57.5
July 13, 2014 Oakland 4Seattle11.57.5
July 12, 2014 Oakland 2Seattle6-1.57.0
July 11, 2014 Oakland 2Seattle3-1.56.0
July 10, 2014 Oakland 6San Francisco1-1.57.0
July 9, 2014 Oakland 2San Francisco51.57.0
July 8, 2014 San Francisco 1Oakland6-1.57.0

This season the Oakland Athletics have played 49 games here at home, averaging 5.0 points per game, while allowing 3.2 points per game. This has led to a season record of 32-17. Let's have a closer look at recent Oakland Athletics results when playing at home.

Recent Oakland Athletics Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
July 22, 2014 Houston 3Oakland2-1.57.5
July 20, 2014 Baltimore 2Oakland10-1.57.5
July 19, 2014 Baltimore 8Oakland4-1.57.5
July 18, 2014 Baltimore 4Oakland5-1.57.5
July 8, 2014 San Francisco 1Oakland6-1.57.0
July 7, 2014 San Francisco 0Oakland5-1.58.0
July 6, 2014 Toronto 2Oakland4-1.57.5
July 5, 2014 Toronto 1Oakland5-1.57.5
July 4, 2014 Toronto 0Oakland1-1.58.0
July 3, 2014 Toronto 1Oakland4-1.57.5

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