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Yankees Tigers Betting Preview

Two teams expected to vie for the AL pennant lock up in baseball wagering action Friday as the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers do battle to start a three-game series.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Justin Verlander to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-1. Getting the ball for the Yankees is Ivan Nova, who owns a 3-0 record on the season with a 3.79 ERA.

View Detroit vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had installed the Yankees as +120 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 6-rated Tigers taking on the American League's No. 5-rated Yankees in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 5.6 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 9.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Tigers hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Detroit brings the American League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees' league No. 11-ranked defense.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Mariners at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at +190 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Tigers endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Mariners on Thursday, with Rick Porcello throwing 6 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Comerica Park.

New York was a 7-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They lost as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Yankees endured a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Wednesday, with Philip Hughes throwing 2 2/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4


A few Tigers at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Detroit is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
NY Yankees are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Detroit
NY Yankees are 17-8 SU in their last 25 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at NY Yankees, Saturday, April 28