(MLB) Detroit vs. Oakland, 10/10/2013 4:07 PM, Score: 3 - 0
Money Line: -104.00 Detroit (Away)
Result: Win
On Thursday the MLB Play is on the Detroit Tigers. Game 955 at 9:05 eastern. We very much wanted to have Oakland as our selection tonight. HOWEVER When we scoured through the database and saw the Playoff indicators and pitching the choice was rather easy selecting the Tigers here's why. Road teams at as road dog to +130 or road favored are 10-1 since 2004 if they are off a home favored win at -140 or higher and scored 5 or more runs, if they are playing an opponent like Oakland that is off a road dog loss that also scored 5+ runs and had 10 or more hits. Oakland has now LOST 10 OF 11 When attempting to end a series with a close out win. They switch starters opting for Sonny Gray over B. Colon. Statistically Gray has better numbers than Colon and he beat Verlander here in game 2. However, this is a much bigger spot and Colon may have pitched better in the spot being the cagey veteran he is. Either pitcher we would still be on Detroit. Justin Verlanders has allowed just 2 earned runs in his lat 37 innings pitcher here in Oakland. Were not going to buck those numbers. If Oakland wins we tip our caps and move on. We cant see than happening though as Detroit has won 3 of 4 here and have the systems, angles and Pitching on their side as well as a reasonable line. Take Detroit.