MLB Sports Handicappers Preview Oakland Athletics (84-62) at Detroit Tigers (77-69) 10:05 EST

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The best sports handicappers preview this American League match-up in Detroit, as the Tigers have fallen 3 games back of the AL Central leading White Sox. While the A’s are still atop the AL Wild Card standings by 1.5 games., this is a must win series for the Tigers, if they plan to make a run at the post season, as they are 5.5 games back of the second Wild Card position.


Tuesday’s match-up will feature two right handers facing off in Detroit. A.J. Griffin will go for the Athletics, while the Tigers will send Max Scherzer to the mound in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.


AJ Griffin will take the mound for the Athletics, who is 6-0 in his decisions for the A’s this year, while the team is 9-2 in 65 innings pitched, during his last 3 starts, Griffin has won all of his last three starts for the A’s, pitching to an 0.89 ERA during 20.1 innings pitched, allowing 15 hits, striking out 18, and walking only one. His WHIP is 0.79 during that span. Over his last 3 starts, the A’s are scoring Griffin 5.67 Runs per game, and allowing just 1. Griffin’s last start came against the Angels, a game in which the A’s won 4-1, Griffin gave up 6 hits over 8 innings, striking out 6 and walking 0, allowing 0 runs. Griffin has never made as start against the Tigers.


The Tigers will send their righty, Max Scherzer to the mound, who is 16-6 overall with an ERA of 3.77 over 176.2 innings pitched. During his last 3 starts Scherzer is 2-0 with an ERA of 1.23 over 22 IP. He has given up 13 hits and walked only one batter during that span for a WHIP of 0.64. Scherzer has struck out 25 batters in his last 3 starts. The Tigers are 2-1 during that stretch, scoring him 5 runs per game and surrendering only 3.33. Scherzer’s last start came against the White Sox, a game in which the Tigers won 8-6, Scherzer pitched 6 innings giving up 4 hits and one earned run, striking out 7. Scherzer won his last start against the A’s 10-6.


Currently, the public favors the Athletics money line, which is in line with the Expert picks as well. The public and experts also currently agree on the over.


This will be a must watch series early this week as the Tigers attempt to increase their playoff chances, however the A’s have been playing excellent baseball, and are only 3 games back of the AL West leading Rangers. Look for some fireworks down the stretch.


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