New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers Game 2 ALCS Betting Matchup Report
Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Odds
The visiting Tigers look for a 2-0 series lead but they opened as +120 underdogs against the Derek Jeter-less Yankees Sunday.
New York hands the ball to starter Hiroki Kuroda in this one and he'll try to improve on his 16-11 mark on the year and draw the Yankees even. Detroit counters with Anibal Sanchez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Yankees bats at the same time.
The total opened at 8 at Bovada and the question of who replaces Jeter at shortstop may force this number a half run higher.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yankees rated this week at No. 1 and the Tigers sitting at No. 2.
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).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Detroit was a 6-4 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Detroit at +122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Detroit needed extra innings to get the job done against the Yankees on Saturday as the Tigers defeated them 6-4 at Yankee Stadium.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a loss are 10-0
A few Tigers at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 13 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Detroit is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
NY Yankees are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Yankees' last 13 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit home to NY Yankees, Tuesday, October 16