Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees Matchup

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The Detroit Tigers will be taking on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Fox Sports Detroit will be televising this AL matchup and the game gets going at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees Odds

Vegas is listing Detroit (+210) as the underdog to New York (-230). The total sits at 9 runs and bettors can wager on the over for even money (+100) and the under for -120. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -105 for the Tigers +1.5 runs and -115 for the Yankees -1.5 runs.

The Tigers are 54-82 SU and have gone 68-67 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.7 units for moneyline bettors and 9.6 units ATS. Detroit’s covered the spread just once over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 86-50 SU and 68-67 ATS. The team’s lost 3.0 units for moneyline bettors and 7.8 units ATS. New York has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven.

New York games have a 60-68-7 over/under record in 2018. The Tigers have also been a good under bet with a total record of 57-71-7.

The left-handed Matthew Boyd is projected to start for the visiting Tigers. Boyd is 8-12 with a 4.22 ERA and 131 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-1, 19.29 ERA and two strikeouts across 2.1 innings).

The Yankees will turn to righty Lance Lynn (8-9, 4.84 ERA) to the mound. Lynn has 138 punchouts and 71 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.57. Lynn is 1-1 with 13 strikeouts and a 2.02 ERA across two starts against Detroit this year.

Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.57 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 7.29 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.51, along with a K/9 of 8.04.

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 3.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Detroit’s hitters have been led by right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias. Castellanos is slashing .291/.346/.484 with 19 home runs, 73 RBIs and 73 runs scored, while Iglesias is hitting .269 with five homers, 48 RBIs, 43 runs and 15 steals.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitching staff has given up 4.0 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 4.07 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 3.14, a WHIP of 1.18 and a K/9 of 11.4.

The New York hitters have put up 5.2 runs per contest, including 5.1 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has hit .223/.307/.446 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Yankees’ hitters have been led by Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar. Stanton is slashing .273/.348/.518 with 33 home runs, 84 RBIs and 87 runs scored, while Andujar’s line is .297/.329/.526 with 23 homers, 75 RBIs and 71 runs.

The Tigers have lost 15.3 units and are 47-53 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 38 of those games, as opposed to 56 that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 5.3 units and are 17-21 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 16 of those games, compared to 18 that’ve gone under.

Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • Both teams have tallied 14 extra-base hits over their last five outings.
  • The Tigers have lost seven of their last eight games SU.
  • Detroit has recorded 20.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 20.8 over its last five.
  • The Tigers have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.