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MLB Odds: Yankees vs. Tigers

The Detroit Tigers host the New York Yankees and their Major League best offense tonight in the opener of a four-game series.

Veteran Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.77) will start for the Yankees today, while Justin Verlander (2-3, 3.64) gets the ball for Detroit. Colon held the White Sox to one run on seven hits over eight innings in his last start, while Verlander allowed four runs on five hits over six innings in a loss against Seattle in his last start.

View NY Yankees vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Tigers as -125 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers sit at No. 8 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Yankees sit at an American League No. 1 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 8 ranked American League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Yankees have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

The Yankees were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Yankees enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Blue Jays on Sunday, with Ivan Nova throwing 6 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

The Tigers were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 5-4 on Sunday behind a start from Justin Masterson at Progressive Field.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

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


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

Next up:
NY Yankees at Detroit, Tuesday, May 3

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