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Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers 5/16/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

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On Thursday, Oakland Athletics will open a four-games series against Detroit Tigers from Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. Oakland started their road trip by losing many games in Seattle by one run. Khris Davis is the leader for the Athletics in home runs with 12 and runs with 28. Oakland is sitting at the last place in the AL West Division and are six games below .500 overall.

Detroit Tigers will have the upper hand in this game as Oakland got swept by Houston with a combined score of 24-6 in a three-game series. In their last outing, the Tigers produced just two hits against their former teammate Justin Verlander. The performance resulted in a loss with a final score of 5-1. Nicholas Castellanos was scoreless in four at-bats and was struck out three times for Detroit. The Tigers are now five games below .500 overall.

Oakland Athletics will be sending 30-year-old Chris Bassitt to the mound on Thursday. The right-handed pitcher is 1-1 on the season with an ERA of 2.55 and is all set to make his fifth start for the season. Bassitt waved 31 batters and holds an incredible 0.97 WHIP through 24 plus innings.

Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Predictions 5/16/2019

Detroit Tigers will be sending 26-year-old Spencer Turnbull as the starting pitcher to the mound on Thursday. The right-handed pitcher is 2-2 on the season with an ERA of 2.42. Detroit Tigers have managed to win each of Turnbull’s last four starts and overall he has given up just four runs in the last 23 plus innings. Turnbull will be making his first full season as a starter.

Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers. The MLB pick for this match is Detroit Tigers +115. Oakland’s starting pitcher Jharel Cotton is suffered from an injury on the elbow and is currently on a 60-day injured list. The Athletics are ranked at No. 17 in runs scored and No. 20 in OPS through 44 games. Detroit Tigers are ranked at No. 29 in runs scored and 26 in OPS on the season. Detroit will have the advantage of Spencer Turnbull and they could get the job done at home. Final Score Prediction, Detroit Tigers will win and cover the run line 5-3.

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Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers 5/16/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM EST

Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan

Date: May 16, 2019


MLB Odds: Oakland Athletics -135

Total Odds: 8.5

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