Tigers Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 9, 2022

Written By Staff on May 8, 2022

The Detroit Tigers (8-19) and the Oakland Athletics (10-18) square off in the first of a five-game series on Monday at Comerica Park, starting at 7:10 PM ET. The Tigers are coming off a 0-4 series loss to the Astros, and the Athletics enter the matchup after a 0-3 series loss to the Twins. Detroit’s (-124 to win) Michael Pineda gets the start against Oakland’s (+104) Paul Blackburn.

The betting facts in the following article reference odds valid as of May 9, 2022 at 9:25 PM ET.

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Tigers vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Pineda (DET) Pitcher Blackburn (OAK)
1 – 1 W/L 3 – 0
14.1 IP 24.1
3.77 ERA 2.22
1.116 WHIP 0.945
5 K/9 8.5
1.3 BB/9 1.1

Tigers Probable Starter Michael Pineda

  • Pineda (1-1 with a 3.77 ERA and eight strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Tigers, his fourth of the season.
  • His last appearance came on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, when the righty went 4 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • In three games this season, the 33-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.77, with 5 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The opposing Athletics offense has a collective .200 batting average, and is 28th in the league with 182 total hits and 25th in MLB action with 96 runs scored. It has the 29th-ranked slugging percentage (.314) and ranks 26th in home runs (19) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 9, 2022 at 9:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Probable Starter Paul Blackburn

  • The Athletics’ Blackburn (3-0) will make his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 4 2/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, giving up three earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in five games this season with an ERA of 2.22, a 7.667 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .945.
  • None of Blackburn’s five starts this season have met the criteria for a quality start.
  • The Tigers have scored 78 runs this season, which ranks 29th in MLB. They have 193 hits, 25th in baseball, with 11 home runs (30th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 9, 2022 at 9:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have won 40% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (2-3).
  • Detroit has a 2-2 record (winning 50% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -124 or shorter.
  • The Tigers have a 55.4% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Detroit has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 27 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in nine of those games (9-18-0).
  • The Tigers have a 12-15-0 record ATS this season (covering 44.4% of the time).
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • This season, the Athletics have been the underdog 22 times and won seven, or 31.8%, of those games.
  • This season, Oakland has won six of its 20 games, or 30%, when they’re the underdog by at least +104 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 49% chance of a victory for the Athletics.
  • Games involving Oakland have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 13 of 28 chances this season.
  • The Athletics are 14-14-0 ATS in their 28 games with a spread this season.

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Austin Meadows has racked up 23 hits with a .370 slugging percentage, both team-best numbers for the Tigers. He’s batting .284 with three doubles, two triples and 10 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Meadows ranks 34th in batting average, 29th in on-base percentage, and 99th in slugging.
  • Jeimer Candelario is hitting .200 with five doubles, two home runs and five walks.
  • Among qualified hitters, Candelario’s batting average ranks 141st, his on-base percentage ranks 161st, and he is 139th in the league in slugging.
  • Javier Baez is batting .236 with five doubles, two home runs and five walks.
  • Robbie Grossman’s .378 on-base percentage paces his team, and he has four doubles and 14 walks while batting .262.

Tigers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 97 .134 5 1 5 .176 .372
Jeimer Candelario 95 .200 12 2 8 .248 .564
Miguel Cabrera 84 .262 7 1 9 .323 .656
Austin Meadows 81 .284 8 0 11 .376 .746
Robbie Grossman 80 .262 9 0 7 .378 .690
Spencer Torkelson 78 .167 6 3 8 .286 .581
Javier Báez 72 .236 5 2 11 .286 .675
Tucker Barnhart 54 .259 3 0 2 .322 .618
Akil Baddoo 50 .140 5 1 2 .218 .438
Eric Haase 45 .133 3 1 3 .220 .442

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy has 21 hits, which is best among Oakland hitters this season, while batting .212 with 13 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, Murphy’s batting average is 129th, his on-base percentage ranks 136th, and he is 60th in slugging percentatge.
  • Sheldon Neuse is slashing .304/.360/.413 this season and leads the Athletics with an OPS of .773.
  • Neuse’s batting average is 24th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 36th, and he is 71st in slugging.
  • Seth Brown has 15 hits this season and has a slash line of .185/.272/.333.
  • Elvis Andrus has one home run, three RBI and a batting average of .184 this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 99 .212 14 4 15 .275 .709
Sheldon Neuse 92 .304 10 2 14 .360 .773
Cristian Pache 89 .169 11 2 6 .187 .457
Tony Kemp 88 .216 9 0 3 .300 .539
Elvis Andrus 87 .184 10 1 3 .268 .544
Seth Brown 81 .185 7 2 15 .272 .605
Chad Pinder 70 .271 7 3 10 .278 .721
Kevin Smith 54 .185 4 1 6 .228 .543
Billy McKinney 52 .096 3 1 4 .158 .331
Jed Lowrie 45 .200 6 1 5 .275 .542

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