A's MascotDetroit Tigers vs. Oakland A’s ALDS Game 2 Free MLB Pick: Last night, the Oakland A’s really had no chance whatsoever to take down the Detroit Tigers. They’re in a dubious 0-1 hole right now at home, and the fact of the matter is that losing this game will likely be as good as death for a team that didn’t really play all that well on the road this season. Game 2 takes place on Saturday night, and we’re here with our MLB free picks for the clash.

Detroit is getting the nod on the MLB odds at -122, and we have to think that it has the right side in this game, knowing that Oakland is in a heck of a lot of trouble at this point.

Tigers vs. A’s Game Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Tigers vs. A’s Live TV Coverage: TBS
MLB Odds at Carbon Sportsbook ($300 Deposit Bonus): Tigers -122 / A’s +116 (Total: 7)

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Forget about the pitching matchup at this point. We know that RHP Justin Verlander is clearly the better of these two pitchers, and unless RHP Sonny Gray can put aside all of the nerves to come up with the game of his life in his rookie season and just the 11th big league start of his career against one of the best lineups in all of baseball, this won’t go well regardless.

However, what we really think is the difference here is the way that these two lineups looked at the plate. Detroit was the more aggressive team on Friday night, and as a result, it banged out 10 hits and had a lot of chances to score. That really made up for the horrid weekend that the team had against the Miami Marlins last weekend, including getting no-hit on the final day of the season. If the bats for the A’s continue to look like deer in headlights as they did last night, they are going to stand no chance. Verlander dominated this team twice last season, and there is a good chance that he is going to put forth a dominating effort once again in this one on Saturday night to put a chokehold on this series for Detroit.

Game 2 Tigers vs. A’s Free Pick for October 5th: Detroit Tigers -122

 

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