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The Detroit Tigers will welcome the New York Yankees to Comerica Park in the 2 game of their doubleheader. YES Network is in line to broadcast this AL showdown and the first pitch will be at 7:10 p.m. ET.

New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

Detroit (+180) is the underdog against New York (-190) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at 10 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). The games runline odds sit at -135 for betting the Yankees -1.5 runs and +115 for the Tigers +1.5.

The Tigers are 28-31 SU and 34-24 ATS. The teams gained 7.3 units for moneyline bettors and 6.4 units against the spread (ATS). The Yankees are 37-17 SU and have gone 30-24 ATS. Overall, the teams accumulated 11.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.9 units ATS.

Tigers games have an over/under record of 25-31-2 thus far in 2018. New York has been a decent over bet with a total record of 30-21-3.

The right-handed Domingo German is the probable starter for the visiting Yankees. German is 0-3 with a 5.45 ERA and 41 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Tigers will send righty Mike Fiers (4-3, 4.45 ERA) to the mound. Fiers has 36 strikeouts and 11 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.34. Fiers is 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 7.94 ERA over one starts against New York this year.

New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.09 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.83 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.32, along with a K/9 of 12.16.

Yankees hitters have slashed .258/.341/.470 on their way to 5.7 runs scored per game this year, including 4.7 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar continue to lead New York’s offense. Judge is slashing .288/.414/.585 with 16 home runs, 41 RBIs and 42 runs scored, while Andujar (.294/.314/.517) is up to six homers, 21 RBIs and 27 runs scored.

Putting up a slash line of .257/.405/.533 across 343 plate appearances, Judge did not seem to enjoy batting on the road last season (compared to his overall season line of .284/.422/.627).

For the home team, Detroit’s pitching staff has yielded 4.6 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.19 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.46 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

The Detroit offense is putting up 4.3 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .281/.351/.443 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias have paced the Tigers batters this year. Castellanos is hitting .336/.378/.527 with six home runs, 32 RBIs and 30 runs scored, and the line for Iglesias stands at .260/.311/.378 with 51 hits, 19 RBIs, 23 runs and nine stolen bases.

The Yankees have gained 4.2 units and are 20-16 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 23 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Tigers have netted 0.7 units and are 22-19 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 14 of those games, compared to 25 that’ve gone under.

New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in three of New York’s last seven games.
  • The New York defense has allowed nine errors over the last 10 games, compared to four errors for Detroit over its last 10.
  • The Yankees have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit nine over their last 10.