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Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees MLB Sports Betting Picks

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Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees MLB Betting preview

The New York Yankees have fallen from MLB sports betting grace at the top of the AL East. After keeping up with the phenomenal Boston Red Sox all season long, the Yankees have lost as a step. Subsequently, they’re starting to lose significant ground in the divisional race. So in tonight’s Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees matchup, you can bank on the Brooklyn Bombers vying to get back on the horse. Let’s check on tonight’s MLB sportsbook odds to see what the best online bets to make are.

Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees – Friday, August 31st     

Series: Game 2 || Detroit Leads 1-0

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York


Stream: Watch ESPN, MLB TV

MLB Sports Betting Odds:

Tigers +1½ (+155) 8½ (-105)     +320
Yankees -1½ (-175) 8½ (-115) -355
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Detroit Tigers         

The Tigers pounce into this evening’s matchup sporting a 54-80 record that ranks them 3rd in the AL Central. Currently 22 ½ games behind the division leading Cleveland Indians, it’s clear Detroit stands no chance of winning the AL Central this season. Moreover, since they’re 26-games behind the Oakland Athletics in the Wild Card race, it’s pretty clear Detroit will be missing out on this year’s postseason action. Nevertheless, the team will still be vying to spoil the Yankees evening. And since they’re coming off an 8-7 road upset over New York, it’s pretty clear they can deliver. Jordan Zimmerman is the man tasked with delivering the road upset this evening. Zimmerman is 6-6 this season and wields a 4.38 ERA as well as a 1.27 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Nicholas Castellanos (19 HR, 73 RBI, .289 BA), Niko Goodrum (14 HR, 42 RBI, .233 BA), and Jeimer Candelario (16 HR, 47 RBI, .226 BA).

New York Yankees

The Yanks step into this AL matchup sporting an 84-50 record that ranks them as the second best team in the division. Right now New york is 8 ½ games behind the AL East leading Red Sox. They’ve been falling behind Boston for several weeks now and it’s clear they’re having a tough time keeping up. Testament to this is the fact that New York is 1-3 in their last 4 matchups. To help ignite a rebound, New York will be sending Luis Severino to the mound this evening. Severino is 17-6 this season and boasts a 3.27 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. Despite the fact that they’re coming off two consecutive losses, tonight’s MLB sports betting odds are sticking with New York.

Players to Watch: Miguel Andujar (22 HR, 74 RBI, .300 BA), Aaron Judge (26 HR, 61 RBI, .285 BA), and Giancarlo Stanton (33 HR, 84 RBI, .277 BA).

Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees Betting Predictions


  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
  • Detroit is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees’ last 7 games when playing Detroit
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees Betting Picks

So which way should mobile betting players lean in this Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees matchup? All things considered, bettors should take the Yanks here. Sure New York was just upset last night, but it seems improbable that Detroit could upset New York back-to-back. The money line isn’t offering much value this evening. With that in mind, you should take the Yankees on the spread or the OVER on the TOTALs. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 7-4 New York.