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Saturday at 9:05 PM
DETROIT (94-69) AT OAKLAND (96-67) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
919: DETROIT
920: OAKLAND
7.0
-102
94-69
96-67
81-75-7
84-75-4
4.9 / 3.8
4.7 / 3.9
(R) J VERLANDER
(R) S GRAY
13-12
5-3
3.63
2.85
1.32
1.13
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Partly Cloudy with Haze   Temperature: 74.0 °
Humidity: 50   Wind: West at 5.8 MPH (5 KT)
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
DETROITVERLANDER +116 
OAKLANDGRAY-116 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
DETROIT team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games94-69-10.6290-223-4.91323-1473-153.481-75246-2371299-1363
when the total is 7 or less6-9-7.732-32-10.241-46-10.55-924-3336-43
on the road with a money line of -100 to -12510-12-4.232-42-17.6114-128-33.78-1329-3797-130
as a road favorite of -125 to -15015-12-0.834-32-8.287-75-12.914-1128-3270-78
in road games43-39-7.2132-126-11.5601-800-95.336-44116-127645-693
on the road when the total is 7 or less5-7-518-25-13.927-35-9.83-914-2324-31
in October games1-0+115-13+1.330-35-80-112-1430-31
when playing on Saturday15-11-2.845-39-8.4222-236-18.917-841-39207-236
in games played on a grass field90-66-11.2276-215-11.41217-1312-117.377-73238-2251177-1230
in night games62-41+2.3177-144-9.1841-947-90.147-50155-143836-863
against right-handed starters67-46+1.2201-146+13.3929-1065-135.654-55162-164925-969
in playoff games1-0+113-12+0.521-17+4.20-112-1218-19
after a win52-42-17159-132-22649-666-56.543-45143-131613-640
when playing against a team with a winning record42-35-5.6139-116+0.8613-788-87.640-36114-126633-703
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season21-15+0.777-53+14.4319-420-51.716-1959-62342-365

OAKLAND team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games96-67+17.9266-228+361474-1315+83.284-75234-2361276-1376
when the total is 7 or less13-9+374-60+14.9102-102-5.411-1158-6389-95
as a home underdog of +100 to +1255-5+0.227-23+6.7113-129-4.36-427-19104-125
in home games52-30+8.9146-99+25.5803-588+63.540-41118-116622-700
at home when the total is 7 or less11-7+353-37+12.172-61+1.28-1040-4156-64
in October games0-1-15-4+1.532-27+4.30-12-625-31
when playing on Saturday13-13-1.742-39+2.4241-208+23.48-1634-40211-206
in games played on a grass field93-63+18.9252-217+29.71356-1199+76.980-73220-2291155-1273
in night games57-38+11.6166-139+27.4892-840+16.952-40141-148782-870
against right-handed starters63-45+10.4176-147+29.41048-921+69.357-48147-160890-977
in playoff games0-1-12-4-213-20-8.40-11-415-15
after a loss39-27+8.4119-104+18.3663-637+19.937-28110-101585-657
when playing against a team with a winning record42-30+14.1139-124+33.5686-699+42.232-38119-128622-689
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season19-12+8.475-67+20.8381-391+27.612-1867-65352-378
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/21/2013PORCELLO(R)CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L)7-6W-1357.5 unO111121280
9/22/2013SANCHEZ(R)CHI WHITE SOXJOHNSON(R)3-6L-2407.5 unO117111100
9/23/2013VERLANDER(R)@ MINNESOTAPELFREY(R)3-4L-1907.5 ovU1011014150
9/24/2013FISTER(R)@ MINNESOTADIAMOND(L)4-2W-2108.5 unU1171970
9/25/2013SCHERZER(R)@ MINNESOTACORREIA(R)1-0W-2407.5 unU840380
9/27/2013ALVAREZ(L)@ MIAMIKOEHLER(R)2-3L-1307.5 ovU760650
9/28/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ MIAMIEOVALDI(R)1-2L-1856.5 ovU91005100
9/29/2013VERLANDER(R)@ MIAMIALVAREZ(R)0-1L-1707 unU031671
10/4/2013SCHERZER(R)@ OAKLANDCOLON(R)3-2W-1156.5 ovU1060341
10/5/2013VERLANDER(R)@ OAKLANDGRAY(R) 

OAKLAND - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/21/2013PARKER(R)MINNESOTAHERNANDEZ(L)9-1W-2508 ovO1690642
9/22/2013GRAY(R)MINNESOTADE VRIES(R)11-7W-2558 unO11611270
9/23/2013MILONE(L)@ LA ANGELSRICHARDS(R)10-5W1308 ovO1361640
9/24/2013GRIFFIN(R)@ LA ANGELSVARGAS(L)0-3L-1258 unU420540
9/25/2013STRAILY(R)@ LA ANGELSWEAVER(R)1-3L1107.5 unU661860
9/27/2013COLON(R)@ SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)8-2W1006.5 unO1161451
9/28/2013PARKER(R)@ SEATTLEMAURER(R)5-7L-1457.5 ovO10100710
9/29/2013GRAY(R)@ SEATTLERAMIREZ(L)9-0W-1257.5 ovO1070590
10/4/2013COLON(R)DETROITSCHERZER(R)2-3L+1056.5 ovU3411060
10/5/2013GRAY(R)DETROITVERLANDER(R) 
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games94-69-10.781-754.90.2830.3433.80.2470.305
Road Games43-39-7.236-444.60.2680.3253.60.2430.301
vs Right-handed Starters67-46+1.254-555.00.2890.3473.70.2410.300
Past 7 Games3-4-3.80-72.00.2290.2752.00.2020.286
Grass Games90-66-11.377-734.90.2840.3453.80.2470.305
Night Games62-41+2.347-505.00.2820.3443.80.2480.302
Playoff games1-0+10-13.00.2860.2862.00.1000.182
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.90.2830.343163577016334931760.03769531108035125617075136128
Road Games4.60.2680.325823010806251880.033572536122164182397662
Righty Starters5.00.2890.347113404711713441160.0353935476831884124469586
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.991.336441.72061964104418045217-25411573.2%
Road Games3.621.277228.7929221020822557-1619967.9%

OAKLAND - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games96-67+17.984-754.70.2530.3233.90.2420.296
Home Games52-30+8.940-414.30.2460.3193.70.2390.292
vs Right-handed Starters63-45+10.457-485.00.2550.3244.00.2450.302
Past 7 Games3-4-1.44-35.00.2390.3073.30.2060.258
Grass Games93-63+18.980-734.70.2530.3233.80.2420.295
Night Games57-38+11.652-404.90.2550.3243.90.2450.298
Playoff games0-1-10-12.00.1000.1823.00.2860.286
OAKLAND - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.70.2530.323163555114055141870.0372757611947411301269911688
Home Games4.30.2460.319822736672253840.033332945753256958486641
Righty Starters5.00.2550.32410837109463491220.035103808085474383618564
OAKLAND - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.201.217478.31831704284115443424-18461970.8%
Home Games2.961.204261.69186236217924317-724875%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JUSTIN VERLANDER recent results and season statistics
JUSTIN VERLANDER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.631.31913-1234218.36.49488213197521714-20-21.820-13
Road Starts3.521.2677-517107.36.3444210410321207-10-7.89-8
Last 3 Starts1.421.0530-13196.3331317280-3-5.31-2
JUSTIN VERLANDER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/29/2013at MIAMI0-1-1707Loss,Under 60030110ALVAREZ(R)
9/23/2013at MINNESOTA3-4-1907.5Loss,Under 60060312PELFREY(R)
9/18/2013SEATTLE0-8-1707.5Loss,OverL7334136IWAKUMA(R)

SONNY GRAY recent results and season statistics
SONNY GRAY - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.851.1335-310606.0221949419616-4-0.75-4
Home Starts1.990.9343-1640.76.81093038384-2-0.62-4
Last 3 Starts2.811.3122-03165.3551526163-0+32-1
SONNY GRAY - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/29/2013at SEATTLE9-0-1257.5Win,OverW5003038RAMIREZ(L)
9/22/2013MINNESOTA11-7-2558Win,OverW5447123DE VRIES(R)
9/17/2013LA ANGELS2-1-1557.5Win,Under 6115115RICHARDS(R)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
OAKLAND is 14-16 (-0.5 Units) against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
17 of 28 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+5.3 Units)
Games this season
OAKLAND is 4-4 (+1.6 Units) against DETROIT this season
6 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.7 Units)

All games at OAKLAND over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 10-9 (+0.6 Units) against OAKLAND over the last 3 seasons
10 of 17 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.2 Units)
Games played at OAKLAND this season.
DETROIT is 3-1 (+1.9 Units) against OAKLAND this season
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.3 Units, Under=-0.3 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
10/4/2013DETROIT3-115  100060SCHERZER(R)W7232
 OAKLAND2+1056.5 ovUnder31041COLON(R)L63100
8/29/2013OAKLAND6+180 Over122170COLON(R) 5170
 DETROIT7-1907.5 ovWin152091SCHERZER(R) 5581
8/28/2013OAKLAND14+150  212051STRAILY(R)W6182
 DETROIT4-1609 unOver131190FISTER(R)L57130
8/27/2013OAKLAND6+155  72061MILONE(L)W5233
 DETROIT3-1658.5 ovOver30031VERLANDER(R)L5343
8/26/2013OAKLAND8+150  1210110GRIFFIN(R)W5471
 DETROIT6-1608.5 ovOver1330100SANCHEZ(R) 5453
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JUSTIN VERLANDER vs. OAKLAND since 1997
VERLANDER is 11-6 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 2.41 and a WHIP of 1.098.
His team's record is 11-7 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 7-11. (-4.8 units)
JUSTIN VERLANDER recent starts vs. OAKLAND
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/27/2013OAKLAND3-6-1658.5Loss,OverL5534133MILONE(L)
4/13/2013at OAKLAND7-3-1307Win,OverW6113036ANDERSON(L)
10/11/2012at OAKLAND6-0-1306.5Win,UnderW90040111PARKER(R)

SONNY GRAY vs. DETROIT since 1997
No recent starts.
SONNY GRAY recent starts vs. DETROIT
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring Nobody in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1055, 15.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 56.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (236-183, +35.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in OAKLAND games 50.8% of the time since 1997. (1148-1114, -86.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in OAKLAND games 53.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (217-187, +12.6 units)
No Edge.
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 50.2% of the time since 1997. (878-871, -114.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 47.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (145-163, -39.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in OAKLAND games 48.7% of the time since 1997. (822-867, -170.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in OAKLAND games 54.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (158-133, +7.9 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
DETROIT
[3B] 10/05/2013 - Miguel Cabrera probable Saturday vs. Oakland Athletics ( Groin )
[P] 10/02/2013 - Phil Coke not on the ALDS roster ( Elbow )
[P] 10/02/2013 - Bruce Rondon not on the ALDS roster ( Arm )
[IF] 09/28/2013 - Danny Worth 60-day DL (9/27) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/23/2013 - Octavio Dotel 60-day DL (4/20) ( Elbow )
OAKLAND
[CF] 10/05/2013 - Coco Crisp probable Saturday vs. Detroit Tigers ( Cramps )
[P] 10/03/2013 - A.J. Griffin not on the ALDS roster ( Elbow )
[1B] 09/21/2013 - Nate Freiman not on the ALDS roster ( Oblique )
[P] 07/16/2013 - Fernando Rodriguez 60-day DL (3/23), out for season ( Elbow )
[2B] 04/10/2013 - Scott Sizemore 60-day DL (4/10), out for season ( Knee )
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