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Sabathia vs. Verlander MLB Odds

The Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander will go up against the New York Yankees' CC Sabathia on Sunday afternoon in a battle of aces on the MLB betting lines at the online sportsbooks.

Sabathia will be looking to bounce back from a sub-par effort against the Red Sox last time out in which the lefthander gave up four runs on eight hits in five innings of work. Verlander blanked the Twins over five innings in his first start of 2013.

Detroit hands the ball to starter Justin Verlander in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-0 mark on the year. New York counters with CC Sabathia, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.

View NY Yankees vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-188 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
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.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 10 hits per game. The Yankees average 7 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the American League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 8 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Last time out for New York, they were an 8-4 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -182 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-4 to Detroit on Saturday at Comerica Park.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
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 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 10 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Detroit is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
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 at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Cleveland, Monday, April 8
Detroit home to Toronto, Tuesday, April 9