The Oakland Athletics and the Detroit Tigers will meet for a decisive game five tonight from Oakland. All odds for all games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
After taking the first two games at home it looked like the Tigers were a lock to advance to the ALCS. However since the series shifted to Oakland they have lost games two and three in dramatic fashion. Despite a strong starting pitching performance yesterday from Max Scherzer the Tigers still came up short in the end. For game 5 though the Tigers have one more trump card to play in the form of stud pitcher Justin Verlander. Verlander was sensational in game 1 of the series and will be looking for his fourth win overall this season versus the Athletics.
Time after time this season both in the regular season and now the playoffs Oakland has circled the wagons and got the job done when needed. They had yet another walk-off victory yesterday in game 4 to make it 15 for the season. For the all-important game 5 Oakland will pitch Jarrod Parker who had a solid start in game one as well, but just came up against a sensational Verlander performance.
Verlander has absolutely killed Oakland this season, but on the other hand Parker has been solid this season as well. We will go with Verlander and the Tigers on the moneyline in a close one at best online sportsbooks.