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Yankees vs. Tigers: MLB Odds

The Detroit Tigers will be looking to pay off on the MLB betting odds against the New York Yankees for the second day in a row on Saturday as those American League clubs do battle on the diamond.

Detroit rolled over New York by a score of 8-3 as a -175 home favorite on the MLB betting lines at the sportsbooks on Friday afternoon. The Tigers have managed to pick up the win for their supporters in each of their last five games against the Yankees.

The match puts starter Philip Hughes for the Yankees on the hill facing Max Scherzer for the Tigers. Hughes brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Scherzer is 0-0 to date on the season.

View NY Yankees vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Detroit sat as -200 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Tigers) and the No. 1 (Yankees) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 9 ranked American League offense (4 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the American League at 6.2 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, more than the Yankees have managed so far this season (7.2 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 8 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

New York was an 8-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They lost as +165 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 8-3 on Friday behind a start from Doug Fister at Comerica Park.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing NY Yankees are 8-2
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Yankees at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 9 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Detroit is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Detroit is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Detroit, Sunday, April 7