New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers Matchup Game 1

In Game 1 of a doubleheader, the New York Yankees are set to take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET and YES Network will be airing this AL matchup.

New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Detroit (+195) as the underdog to New York (-215). The total is sitting at 8 runs and bettors can wager on the over or the under for -110. Runline odds stand at -145 for taking the Yankees -1.5 runs and +125 for the Tigers +1.5.

The Tigers are 4-9 SU and 5-8 ATS. They’ve lost 4.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.4 units against the spread (ATS). Detroit has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Yankees have gone 7-7 SU this year and are 7-7 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 2.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and 2.1 units ATS. New York is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in six of those seven.

Detroit games have had an over/under record of 5-8 so far in 2018. New York has an over/under record of 9-4-1.

The Yankees have gained 2.0 units and are 3-1 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in three of those games, compared to one that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Tigers have lost 3.4 units and are 5-7 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in four of those games, compared to eight that went under the total.

Luis Severino (2-1, 3.50 ERA) will get the nod for the visiting Yankees. The right-handed Severino struck out 230 hitters over 193 innings last year with only 51 walks while finishing the season 14-6 overall with a 2.98 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. He made two starts against the Tigers in 2017 and compiled a 2-0 record against them with a 1.54 ERA and 16 strikeouts.

The Tigers are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Francisco Liriano (1-1, 2.13 ERA), who started 18 games last year and finished the season 6-7 overall with a 5.66 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP.

As a unit, Detroit’s pitchers have given up 4.5 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.99, a WHIP of 1.17 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.0. The bullpen has a 3.93 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

Detroit’s hitters have put up 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.3 per game over its last 10 games and 2.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .193/.239/.307 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

The Tigers offense has been led by outfielders Nicholas Castellanos and Leonys Martin. Castellanos is hitting .302/.362/.415 with 16 hits, five RBIs and nine runs scored, and Martin’s line is .271/.352/.396 with 13 hits, three RBIs and eight runs.

For the visiting squad, New York’s pitching staff allowed 5.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.83 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.92 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.71, along with a WHIP of 1.35.

Yankees hitters have slashed .244/.334/.423 on their way to 5.5 runs scored per game this year, including 6.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.8 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

New York’s offensive production been led by outfielder Aaron Judge and shortstop Didi Gregorius. Judge is hitting .340/.470/.566 with 18 hits, nine RBIs and 13 runs scored, while Gregorius is hitting .311 with 14 hits, three homers, 13 RBIs and 11 runs scored.

Judge didn’t do as well batting against lefties on the road in 2017. Across 77 such plate appearances, he maintained a slash line of .175/.390/.456 (compared to his overall season line of .284/.422/.627).

New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • New York fielders have 11 errors over the last 10 games, compared to six errors for Detroit over its last 10.
  • The Yankees have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit four over their last 10.