Yankees vs Tigers: Sanchez vs Sabathia
The Detroit Tigers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Yankees arrive at Comerica Park on Wednesday.
The Tigers will rely on Anibal Sanchez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while CC Sabathia will be his counterpart for the Yankees. Anibal Sanchez is 6-8 this season, and CC Sabathia is 11-3.
The Tigers were listed as +120 moneyline underdogs at TopBet, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.
The Tigers - Yankees odds would favor the Yankees if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 2 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 1 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Yankees offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Yankees hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.
Last time out for New York, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -102 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York suffered a 6-5 loss against Detroit on Tuesday, as Philip Hughes wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Yankees at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 9 games on the road
NY Yankees are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games
NY Yankees are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
NY Yankees at Detroit, Thursday, August 9