MLB Handicappers ALDS Game 4 Preview: Detroit Tigers (2-1) at Oakland Athletics (1-2) 10/10 9:30PM EST.

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The best sports handicappers preview a critical game 4 matchup between the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics. The A’s definitely have their backs to the wall in this must win game. Oakland has been fantastic at home of late, and look to keep their season alive with a win over the Tigers tonight at coliseum.


Current Vegas Odds have the Athletics as a -105 favorite on the money line. The total currently sits at 7. Public money is nearly even, however it slightly favors the Athletics tonight. Meanwhile expert picks have a staggeringly high percentage of picks for the A’s money line. Both public and expert money sides with the over.


After taking the first two games at home, Detroit looks to close out the series and move on to the ALCS. They will send right hander Max Scherzer to the mound in hopes to close out the best of 5 series. Scherzer had a record of 16-7 this season with an ERA of 3.74 over 187.2 innings pitched. Scherzer’s season WHIP finished at 1.27. Over his last 3 starts, Scherzer is 0-1 in 11 innings with an ERA of 3.27, during that span Scherzer surrendered 11 hits and walked 5 for a WHIP of 1.45. Detroit was 2-1 in Scherzer’s last 3 starts with the Tigers, the team has averaged 5.67 runs per game over that period and given up 4. The total has gone over 2 of 3 games.


 For the Athletics, A.J. Griffin gets the start, Griffin was 7-1 this season with the A’s. He posted an ERA of 3.06 over 82.1 innings for the team, allowing only 1.13 base runners per inning. In his 15 starts, the Athletics are 12-3. Over his last 3 starts, Griffin is 1-0 with an ERA of 6.39 over 12.2 innings. During that span, Griffin surrendered 18 hits and walked 7 for a WHIP of 1.97. The A’s have battled adversity and won all of his last 3 starts, scoring 8.33 runs per game, while allowing only 3.67. The total has gone over all 3 games.


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