The Detroit Tigers can go back to the World Series if they can handle the visiting New York Yankees again on Wednesday at Comerica Park.
The Game 4 ALCS betting odds are very tight with a pair of top-flight starters doing battle.
New York puts its faith in starter CC Sabathia to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 17-6. Getting the ball for the Tigers is Max Scherzer, who owns a 16-7 record on the season with a 3.64 ERA.
Bettors looking to side with the Tigers in this one will find them as -106 favorites on the MLB money line at Sportsbook.ag. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today at .
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 2 and the Yankees sitting at No. 1.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Yankees are rated No. 5 in the same category at 9 per game.
Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the American League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.
Last time out for New York, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -176 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York suffered a 2-1 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 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 8-2
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 UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 7 games
NY Yankees are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Detroit
NY Yankees are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games
NY Yankees at Detroit, Thursday, October 18