Tigers open as moneyline underdog vs Yankees
New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers Odds
Detroit will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the New York Yankees pay a visit to Comerica Park.
It's a pitching duel between Rick Porcello for the Tigers (3-4 on the year) and CC Sabathia for New York (6-2 so far).
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Yankees listed as favorites of 140 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 2-rated Yankees in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Yankees are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.1 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, New York was a 6-5 winner on the road against the Angels. Bettors on New York at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. New York rolled to a 6-5 win against Los Angeles on Wednesday, as Ivan Nova and the Yankees' bats led the team to victory at Angel Stadium.
Detroit won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Red Sox on May 31. Bettors who backed the Tigers at +124 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Josh Beckett and the Red Sox 7-3 on Thursday at Fenway Park.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 2-8
A few Yankees at Tigers trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees at Detroit, Saturday, June 2