New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers Matchup

The New York Yankees will pay a visit to Detroit to face off against the Tigers at Comerica Park. YES Network will televise this AL matchup and the game gets going at 7:10 p.m. ET.

New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers Odds

The Tigers are 4-8 SU and 5-6 ATS. The team has lost 2.4 units for moneyline bettors and 1.2 units against the spread (ATS). Detroit has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in six of those seven. The Yankees are 6-7 SU and have gone 6-6 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 2.7 units for moneyline gamblers 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 an over/under record of 3-8 so far in 2018. The Yankees have an over/under record of 8-4.

The Yankees have lost 4.7 units and are 3-5 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over’s hit in five of those games, compared to three that’ve hit the under in such games.

Jordan Montgomery (0-0, 4.82 ERA) will get the start for the visiting Yankees. The left-handed Montgomery struck out 144 hitters over 155 innings last year (29 starts) while finishing the season 9-7 overall with a 3.88 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.

The Tigers are putting the ball in the hands of righty Mike Fiers (1-0, 0.00 ERA), who struck out 146 hitters across 153 innings last year (with 62 walks), while finishing the season 8-10 overall with a 5.22 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. He recorded two starts against New York a year ago and compiled a 0-0 record with a 3.72 ERA and 14 strikeouts.

Detroit’s pitching staff has allowed 4.2 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.63, a WHIP of 1.13 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.0. The bullpen has a 3.83 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.0 K/9.

The Detroit offense is putting up 3.6 runs per contest, including 3.3 per game over its last 10 games and 1.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .142/.218/.206 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Outfielders Leonys Martin and Nicholas Castellanos have led the Tigers’ offense so far. Martin is hitting .295/.380/.432 with 13 hits, three RBIs and eight runs scored, while the line for Castellanos stands at .286/.352/.408 with 14 hits, five RBIs and eight runs.

Compared to his overall season slash line of .272/.320/.490, Castellanos did not do very well against lefty pitching at home last season, hitting .236/.288/.418 across 59 plate appearances.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 5.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.86 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 9.18 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.47, along with a K-per-9 of 12.92.

Yankees hitters have slashed .240/.331/.410 on their way to 5.3 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.6 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Shortstop Didi Gregorius and right fielder Aaron Judge have led New York’s hitters. Gregorius is slashing .333/.455/.738 with 14 hits, 12 RBIs and 11 runs scored, while Judge is hitting .347/.475/.592 with 17 hits, three homers, eight RBIs and 12 runs scored.

Compared to his total season slash line of .287/.317/.478, Gregorius seemed to enjoy hitting righty pitching on the road in 2017, maintaining a slash line of .350/.377/.596 across 215 such plate appearances.

New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • New York has recorded 23 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 27 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit three over their last 10.