Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees Betting Preview

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The Detroit Tigers will be facing off against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. This AL matchup can be viewed across the country on Fox Sports One and the game gets underway 4:05 p.m. ET.

Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees Odds

The Yankees are 85-50 straight up (SU) and 67-67 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t strayed too far from expectations, losing 4.0 units for moneyline bettors and 8.8 units (ATS). The Tigers have gone 54-81 SU this year and are 68-66 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 7.7 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 8.6 units ATS.

Yankees games have had an over/under record of 59-68-7 in 2018. Detroit has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 56-71-7.

Daniel Norris will get the nod for the visiting Tigers. The southpaw Norris (0-2, 5.87 ERA) has recorded 18 strikeouts in 15.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Yankees will put the ball in the right hand of Masahiro Tanaka (9-5, 3.97 ERA, 1.13 WHIP), who has 128 strikeouts and 31 walks. Tanaka made two starts against the Tigers in 2017, posting a 1-1 record with a 2.77 ERA and 11 strikeouts.

Detroit’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.57 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 7.24 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.54, along with a K/9 of 8.04.

Tigers hitters have slashed .241/.301/.380 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias continue to lead Detroit’s hitters. Castellanos is hitting .288/.343/.483 with 19 home runs, 73 RBIs and 73 runs scored, while Iglesias (.269/.310/.389) is up to five homers, 48 RBIs, 43 runs and 15 stolen bases.

For the home team, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game overall this season. 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 3.16, a WHIP of 1.18 and a K/9 of 11.4.

The New York hitters are putting up 5.2 runs per outing, including 5.2 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .225/.299/.456 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar have paced the Yankees’ offense this year. Stanton is slashing .275/.350/.522 with 33 home runs, 84 RBIs and 87 runs scored, while Andujar’s line is .299/.329/.529 with 23 homers, 75 RBIs and 70 runs scored.

The Tigers have lost 14.3 units and are 47-52 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over’s hit in 37 of those games, compared to 56 that’ve gone under against lefty starters.

Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in just two of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Detroit defense has allowed five errors over the last 10 games, compared to 12 errors for New York over its last 10.
  • The Tigers have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.