MLB Odds: Yankees vs. Tigers
The Tigers will send ace Justin Verlander to the mound again on Monday night as they host Game 3 of their ALDS with the Yankees.
Righthander Verlander started Game 1 of this set as well, but rain kept his outing to just a single inning. Yankees lefthander CC Sabathia, who also started in Game 1, returns to the hill Monday too.
The Tigers were listed as -130 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier on Monday.
This game matches up the No. 6 (Tigers) and the No. 2 (Yankees) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.9 runs per game, against a Yankees offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.4 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Yankees hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.
The Tigers were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 5-3 final on Sunday in support of Max Scherzer at Yankee Stadium.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Yankees at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
NY Yankees are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Detroit
NY Yankees are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
NY Yankees are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games
Detroit is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees at Detroit, Tuesday, October 4