New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers Free Preview

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The New York Yankees are set to face off against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Game 1 of a doubleheader. The game gets underway 1:10 p.m. ET and YES Network will be showing this AL matchup.

New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

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

Detroit games have a 25-31-2 over/under record so far in 2018. The Yankees have been a decent over bet with a total record of 30-21-3.

Luis Severino will get the start for New York. The right-handed Severino is 8-1 with a 2.31 ERA and 92 strikeouts. He has yet to face Detroit this year, but he did make two starts against the team in 2017, putting together a 2-0 record with a 1.54 ERA and 16 strikeouts.

The Tigers are sending righty Drew VerHagen (0-1, 6.30 ERA) to the mound. VerHagen has 11 strikeouts and seven walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.30. VerHagen is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA against New York this year.

As a unit, Detroit’s pitchers have given up 4.6 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starters have an ERA of 4.19, a WHIP of 1.27 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.0. The bullpen has a 4.46 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

Detroit’s 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 hitters 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.

In the visiting dugout, 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-per-9 of 12.16.

The Yankees offense has slashed .258/.341/.470 on its way to 5.7 runs scored per game this season, including 4.7 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).

Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar have paced 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.

Compared to his total season slash line of .284/.422/.627, Judge didn’t do especially well on the road last year, maintaining a slash line of .257/.405/.533 across 343 plate appearances.

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

New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in four of Detroit’s last seven games.
  • Detroit has recorded 23.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.4 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit nine over their last 10.