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Runline Bettors Should Take a Look at the Bronx Bombers

Putting up more runs than they had since before the all-star break, the Yankees revved their offensive engine in the Motor City last night and they could do the same on Wednesday when they face Jordan Zimmermann (7-10, 5.87 ERA). The former ace has been awful in 2017 and he’s coming off two consecutive outings where he’s allowed seven earned runs.

  • The Tigers are 1-7 SU and on the runline in their last 8 games.
  • The Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games with Luis Severino as the starting pitcher.
  • The Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road against the Tigers.

Before you go betting your bankroll on the Bronx Bombers at -190, though, it should be considered that when J-Zimm last faced the Yanks at the beginning of the month, he pitched seven frames of shutout baseball in a game the Tigers won 2-0.

That loss for New York, however, was part of a four-game losing streak where the Yanks mustered just five runs. Winning six of their last eight games while scoring an average of 5.625 runs, it’s unlikely Zimmermann has another day like he did when he last faced the Evil Empire.

Another contributing factor in this evening’s contest is Luis Severino (3.18 ERA, 10-5), the man the Yanks expect to be their ace starter going forward. He’s tossed quality starts in all but two of his eight appearances since the Midsummer Classic and he was excellent when he faced the Tigers at the end of July.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting New York Yankees were -190 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9.5 at Bet365 for those preferring OVER/UNDER betting.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.2-3.0 victory for the Yankees. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

54-70 Detroit battles the Yankees, currently with a 67-57 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs New York injuries news.

This game puts the Detroit Tigers, most recently No. 26 in OddsShark MLB Power Rankings, up against the New York Yankees, who rate a No. 17 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Detroit Tigers No. 12 ranked offense (4.79 runs per game) against a New York Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 at 4.22 runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have been averaging 8.89 hits per game, less than the New York Yankees have managed so far this season (9.04 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.16 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Tigers, a 13-4 final on Tuesday in support of Masahiro Tanaka at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Detroit is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 13 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Detroit, Thursday, August 24