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MLB Odds: Tigers vs. Yankees

The New York Yankees will play host to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night in the fifth and deciding game of their AL Division Series.

The Yankees forced Game 5 with a victory in Game 4 on Tuesday night; they'll go with righthander Ivan Nova for Thursday's contest, while the Tigers counter with righthander Doug Fister.

View Detroit vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Yankees were listed as -160 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 2-rated Yankees and the league No. 6-ranked Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5.4 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Yankees have been averaging 9 hits per game, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (9.5 hits on average).

New York owns the American League's No. 3 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 8-rated defense.

In their last action, New York was a 10-1 winner on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on New York at -119 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. New York got the job done in their last match in a 10-1 victory over Detroit on Tuesday at Comerica Park behind starter A.J. Burnett.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Tigers at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Detroit is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
NY Yankees are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games at home
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit

 

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