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Andy Pettitte out to silence Tigers bats in MLB contest

Detroit TigersNew York Yankees
Oct 13, 8:07 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Odds

88-74TEAM RECORD95-67

The New York Yankees host Detroit on Saturday, looking to build on their 95-67 mark against the 88-74 Tigers in MLB betting action at Yankee Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Andy Pettitte for the Yankees (5-5 on the year) and Doug Fister for Detroit (10-10 so far).

View Detroit vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Yankees sit at No. 1 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at an American League No. 2 on the same chart.

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).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 6-0 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -127 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Justin Verlander blew away 11 Oakland batter in the Tigers' last start, leading them to a 6-0 win over Oakland on Thursday at O.co Coliseum.

New York won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Orioles on October 12. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -205 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Yankees enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Friday, with C.C. Sabathia throwing 9 innings of 4-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

Next up:
Detroit at NY Yankees, Sunday, October 14