Andy Pettitte out to silence Tigers bats in MLB contest
Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Odds
The New York Yankees host Detroit on Saturday, looking to build on their 95-67 mark against the 88-74 Tigers in MLB betting action at Yankee Stadium.
It's a pitching duel between Andy Pettitte for the Yankees (5-5 on the year) and Doug Fister for Detroit (10-10 so far).
The Yankees sit at No. 1 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at an American League No. 2 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 6-0 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -127 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Justin Verlander blew away 11 Oakland batter in the Tigers' last start, leading them to a 6-0 win over Oakland on Thursday at O.co Coliseum.
New York won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Orioles on October 12. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -205 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Yankees enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Friday, with C.C. Sabathia throwing 9 innings of 4-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.
Detroit at NY Yankees, Sunday, October 14