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The Detroit Tigers will be facing off against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. This AL matchup will begin at 7:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports Detroit to catch the game.

Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees Odds

Vegas has listed Detroit (+265) as the underdog to New York (-325). The total stands at 8.5 runs and bettors can wager on either the over or the under for -110. You can also bet on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at Tigers +1.5 runs (+130) and Yankees -1.5 runs (-150).

The Tigers have gone 54-80 SU this year and are 67-66 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 10.3 units for moneyline bettors and 9.8 units ATS. Detroit has covered the spread only once over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 84-50 SU and 67-66 ATS. They’ve lost 0.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.3 units ATS. New York has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Yankees games have an over/under record of 58-68-7 in 2018. The Tigers have also been a great under bet with a total record of 55-71-7.

The right-handed Jordan Zimmermann will get the nod for the visiting Tigers. Zimmermann (6-6, 4.38 ERA) has racked up 88 punchouts in 100.2 innings so far. He has yet to face New York this year, but he made two starts against the Yankees in 2017, putting together a 1-1 record against them with a 5.25 ERA and six strikeouts.

The Yankees are going with righty Luis Severino (17-6, 3.27 ERA), who’s got 189 strikeouts and 41 walks, as well as a 1.14 WHIP. Severino is 1-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 1.13 ERA in one start against Detroit this year.

As a unit, New York’s pitching staff has given up 4.1 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 4.09 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.14, a WHIP of 1.17 and a K/9 of 11.4.

The New York hitters have put up 5.2 runs per contest, including 4.7 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .228/.309/.420 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Yankees’ hitters have been led by Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar. Stanton is hitting .277/.351/.525 with 33 home runs, 84 RBIs and 87 runs scored, and Andujar’s line is .300/.330/.525 with 22 homers, 74 RBIs and 69 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Detroit’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.60 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 7.23 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.50, along with a K/9 of 8.02.

The Tigers offense has slashed .241/.301/.379 on its way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias have paced Detroit’s hitters. Castellanos is hitting .289/.344/.485 with 19 home runs, 73 RBIs and 72 runs scored, while Iglesias (.269/.310/.389) has produced five homers, 48 RBIs, 43 runs and 15 stolen bases.

The Tigers have lost 14.3 units and are 47-52 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 37 of those games, compared to 56 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Yankees have lost 9.3 units and are 50-46 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 43 of those games, compared to 50 that went under the total.

Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • Detroit has logged 16 extra-base hits over its last five games. New York has 13 XBH over its last five.
  • The Yankees have dropped three of their last four games SU.
  • Detroit fielders have five errors over the last 10 games, compared to 13 errors for New York over its last 10.
  • The Tigers have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.