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MLB Pick: New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers

tigers game with yankeesOverview

The New York Yankees are in Detroit tonight for a makeup game with the Tigers that got rained out earlier this season. The Tigers haven’t had much luck versus the Yankees over the past couple seasons wining 2 of the last 8 meetings including just 1 of the last 5 played at home in Detroit.

Head to Head Trends

Yankees are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit.
Yankees are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

Detroit Tigers (+100)

The Detroit Tigers are 4th in the American League East 2 games under .500 and 5 games back of the 1st place Kansas City Royals. The Tigers have cooled off over the past week or so winning just 1 of their last 5 games although they were on the road versus a couple of hot hitting teams in the Athletics and Angels.

On the hill for the Tigers tonight is lefty Matt Boyd who is making just his second start of the season. In his first start he did ok giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 7 over 5 innings of work.

Detroit Tigers Trends

Tigers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
Tigers are 4-1 in Boyds last 5 home starts.

New York Yankees (-110)

The New York Yankees are 4th in the American League East with a 24-28 record 7.5 games out of 1st place. The Yankees have been ice cold of late especially their bats who are hitting just .191 and averaging 2.00 runs per games over their last 5 games.

Starting for the Yankees in this one is the big man Michael Pineda who is 2-6 with a 6.92 ERA on the season. Pineda has a couple good outings this season but he’s been smoked in the rest of them. It’s kind of weird Pineda actually has a great strikeout to walk ratio but it just seems when things start to go bad he can’t find his way back.

New York Yankees Trends

Yankees are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
Yankees are 1-5 in Pinedas last 6 road starts.

Conclusion

I’m going with the Detroit Tigers over the Yankees in this one. The Tigers might not be playing super great at the moment but the Yankees offense is absolutely brutal right now and for the Yankees to win they almost need their starter to throw 6 or 7 innings of shutout ball and in that case Pineda is definitely not the man for the job.

Free Pick: Detroit Tigers +100 at BetPhoenix Sportsbook

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