Yankees set to Face Tigers This Online MLB Betting TuesdayPosted by: Mike Davis
The start of the online MLB betting regular season is drawing nearer every minute and will be here before we know it. Being America’s favorite pastime, the start of the MLB season will be a welcome affair across the nation, and no one is more excited than sportsbook players.
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In fact, most bettors have been dipping their feet into the online MLB betting water by engaging in baseball wagering this spring training. Although not as enticing as the regular season matchups, Spring Training nonetheless offers an opportunity for bettors to get a comprehensive look at how a team’s lineup is shaping up. We’ve already seen plenty of action so far, and Tuesday will offer an opportunity for players to wager on preseason baseball. One matchup worth looking over is the contest between the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees.
New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers – Tuesday, March 28
When: 6:35 pm ET
Where: George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Florida
Online MLB Betting Odds:
New York Yankees -1 ½ (-110) – -179
Detroit Tigers +1 ½ (-110) – +164
New York Yankees
The Yankees are coming off of Mark Teixera and Alex Rodriguez’ final seasons and the online MLB betting community will be waiting to see how the franchise manages the loss of such talent. Overall the Yankees posted a 84-78 record on the season last year and failed to qualify for the postseason. They might be coming off a disappointing season, but that hasn’t stopped the Yankees from going all out in this year’s Spring Training.
In fact, the Yankees have one of the best Spring Training records in the MLB. With 22 wins to just 7 losses, the Yankees are currently leading the Grapefruit League Standings. This might not amount to much by the time the regular season starts, but one thing is for certain; the Yankees are drawing a lot of attention from sportsbook players.
The Yankees record may be notable, and they’ll be looking to post better stats this upcoming season. New York finished 2016 ranking 22nd in runs, 20th in batting average, 25th in on base percentage, and 21st in slugging percentage.
The Tigers enjoyed plenty more success than New York last season, and finished the year with a 86-75 record. Unfortunately, a loss to the Braves late in the season kept the team from qualifying for the playoffs for the second straight season. So far Detroit has posted a 12-18 record in Spring Training, which ranks Detroit 12th in Grapefruit standings.
The Tigers will be looking to replicate the success they enjoyed batting in 2016 this year. The Tigers were able to finish 11th in runs, 3rd in batting average, 5th in on base percentage, and 5th in slugging percentage as well.