Athletics Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 21, 2022

Written By Staff on July 20, 2022

The Oakland Athletics (31-61) host the Detroit Tigers (37-55) on Thursday to start a two-game series, with the first pitch at 3:37 PM ET at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Athletics head into the matchup after a series win over the Astros, and the Tigers are coming off a series loss to the Guardians. Zach Logue takes the mound first for Oakland (-153 to win), and Tarik Skubal is Detroit’s (+129) choice to start.

The betting insights in the following article reflect odds as of July 21, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET.

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Athletics vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Logue (OAK) Pitcher Skubal (DET)
3 – 4 W/L 6 – 8
29.2 IP 100.2
5.16 ERA 4.11
1.449 WHIP 1.202
7 K/9 9.1
3.3 BB/9 2.2

Athletics Probable Starter Zach Logue

  • The Athletics will send Logue (3-4) out to make his seventh start of the season. He is 3-4 with a 5.16 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The lefty’s most recent appearance was on Saturday, July 9 against the Houston Astros, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing three hits.
  • In seven games this season, the 26-year-old has amassed an ERA of 5.16, with 7 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .271 against him.
  • Logue has one quality start under his belt this season.
  • He will take the hill against a Tigers offense that is batting .229 as a unit (26th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .333 (29th in MLB) with 53 total home runs (30th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 21, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Logue

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jeimer Candelario 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willi Castro 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Miguel Cabrera 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Tucker Barnhart 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Javier Báez 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Jonathan Schoop 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Tigers Probable Starter Tarik Skubal

  • Skubal (6-8) will take the mound for the Tigers, his 18th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up four earned runs and allowed eight hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, July 13.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in 18 games this season with an ERA of 4.11, a 4.08 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.202.
  • He has seven quality starts in 17 chances this season.
  • The Athletics are batting .212 this season, 30th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .332 (30th in the league) with 70 home runs.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this year, the 25-year-old ranks 48th in ERA (4.11), 37th in WHIP (1.202), and 17th in K/9 (9.1).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 21, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Skubal

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Elvis Andrus 6 .167 1 0 1 .143 .310
Sean Murphy 5 .000 0 0 0 .286 .286
Chad Pinder 5 .000 0 0 0 .167 .167
Ramón Laureano 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Sheldon Neuse 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tony Kemp 3 .333 1 0 0 .500 1.167
Stephen Piscotty 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have a 4-9 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 30.8% of those games).
  • Oakland has a 1-2 record (winning just 33.3% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -153 or shorter.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Athletics’ implied win probability is 60.5%.
  • Oakland has had an over/under set by bookmakers 93 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 38 of those games (38-50-5).
  • The Athletics are 44-49-0 ATS this season.
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Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have been underdogs in 73 games this season and won 29 (39.7%) of those contests.
  • Detroit is 15-28 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +129 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Tigers, based on the moneyline, is 43.7%.
  • So far this season, Detroit and its opponents have hit the over in 35 of their 92 games with a total.
  • The Tigers are 44-48-0 ATS in their 92 games with a spread this season.

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Elvis Andrus is batting .229 with 20 doubles, six home runs and 27 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Andrus ranks 125th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 125th and he is 133rd in slugging.
  • Sean Murphy has 22 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 23 walks while hitting .241. He paces his team with 73 hits and a .308 OBP, with a team-best .409 slugging percentage.
  • Murphy ranks 103rd in batting average, 110th in on base percentage, and 85th in slugging in baseball.
  • Seth Brown is hitting .216 with 17 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 19 walks.
  • Ramon Laureano has 13 doubles, nine home runs and 21 walks while hitting .236.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 303 .241 36 9 36 .308 .717
Elvis Andrus 284 .229 34 6 25 .298 .661
Seth Brown 283 .216 27 10 38 .269 .665
Tony Kemp 281 .203 29 2 14 .282 .545
Ramón Laureano 225 .236 33 9 21 .320 .733
Sheldon Neuse 223 .233 21 3 21 .293 .602
Chad Pinder 216 .241 21 7 25 .267 .661
Nick Allen 97 .196 11 1 5 .271 .539
Stephen Piscotty 80 .188 7 2 7 .267 .555
Stephen Vogt 73 .151 9 4 9 .220 .535

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Javier Baez leads Detroit in total hits (65) this season while batting .216 with 29 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, Baez’s batting average is 140th, his on-base percentage is 156th, and he is 124th in slugging.
  • Jonathan Schoop has collected 70 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .246.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Schoop’s batting average puts him 143rd, his on-base percentage is 157th, and he is 148th in slugging.
  • Miguel Cabrera has a team-best OPS of .670, fueled by a slash line of .287/.324/.346 this season.
  • Harold Castro is batting .281 with a .312 OBP and 19 RBI for Detroit this season.

Tigers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 330 .212 31 6 23 .246 .561
Javier Báez 301 .216 30 9 35 .254 .633
Miguel Cabrera 286 .287 19 3 34 .324 .670
Robbie Grossman 244 .205 22 2 19 .311 .586
Jeimer Candelario 241 .191 26 6 23 .259 .570
Willi Castro 205 .254 24 2 16 .288 .639
Harold Castro 196 .281 20 4 19 .312 .725
Tucker Barnhart 169 .207 8 0 9 .268 .511
Eric Haase 157 .242 22 7 20 .298 .731
Victor Reyes 116 .293 9 1 11 .314 .693

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