Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 3, 2024 7:05 PM

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May 3, 2024 6:22 AM
Get ready for an exciting matchup at Yankee Stadium on May 3, 2024, as the 18-13 Detroit Tigers take on the 20-13 New York Yankees at 7:05 PM. The Tigers, boasting a strong 10-4 road record, look to continue their momentum against the Yankees, who have a solid 8-5 home record. With ideal weather conditions forecasted - 66 degrees and no precipitation - this game is set to be a thrilling showdown.
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Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Probable Pitchers

Reese Olson, the probable starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, will look to secure his first win of the season as he takes the mound against the New York Yankees, bringing a respectable 3.18 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into the highly anticipated matchup. Despite his 0-4 record, Olson's 26 strikeouts in 28 full innings and one partial inning suggest he has the stuff to keep the Yankees' potent offense in check.

As the probable starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, Marcus Stroman will look to build on his impressive start to the season, which has seen him rack up 32 strikeouts and limit opponents to a 3.69 ERA. Against the Detroit Tigers, Stroman will aim to improve on his 2-1 record, leveraging his ability to limit walks and home runs to secure a crucial win for the Yankees.

Detroit Tigers Analysis

As the Detroit Tigers prepare to face off against the New York Yankees, their struggling offense will need to find a way to break through against a stout Yankees pitching staff. The Tigers' lineup, which ranks 18th in runs scored and 23rd in hits, will rely heavily on Kerry Carpenter's .269 batting average and Riley Greene's 7 home runs to provide some spark. Meanwhile, Mark Canha will need to continue driving in runs, leading the team with 16 RBIs. With probable starter Reese Olson taking the mound, the Tigers will hope to minimize the damage against a potent Yankees lineup. However, with the Tigers' pitching staff prone to striking out a lot (tied-9th in the league) and struggling to prevent runs (19th in runs scored against), it may be an uphill battle to contain the Yankees' offense.

New York Yankees Analysis

As the Detroit Tigers prepare to face off against the New York Yankees, they'll need to contend with a potent Yankees offense that ranks near the top of the league in several key categories. Led by Juan Soto's impressive .331 batting average, the Yankees boast a lineup that's capable of exploiting even the slightest mistakes on the mound. With a team total of 268 hits and 144 runs scored, the Yankees have demonstrated an ability to consistently generate offense and cash in on scoring opportunities. However, the Tigers may be able to capitalize on the Yankees' somewhat shaky defense, which has allowed a significant number of runners to remain on base (231) and has struggled to prevent stolen bases (19). Overall, the Tigers will need to be sharp in all facets of the game to contain the Yankees' high-powered offense and emerge victorious.

Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Injuries

New York Yankees

  • James Norwood (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Jorbit Vivas (2B): Day-To-Day
  • Danny Watson (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Chase Hampton (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Jon Berti (3B): 10-Day-IL

Detroit Tigers

  • Garrett Hill (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Eddys Leonard (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Gio Urshela (3B): 10-Day-IL
  • Daniel Cabrera (RF): Out
  • Luis Santana (3B): Day-To-Day

Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Betting Odds

The New York Yankees are favored to win, currently listed at -165, a slight shift from their opening odds of -155, and the over/under for the game is set at 7.5. Betters are expecting a competitive matchup, with the Yankees' slight edge reflected in the odds.

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Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Prediction

I'm predicting a thrilling 7-5 victory for the Bronx Bombers, but only if Aaron Judge's towering home run doesn't shatter the clouds and summon a storm of biblical proportions.

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MLB Player Prop Picks for Tigers vs Yankees

M. Stroman (NYY) Under 5.5 Strikeouts Thrown +120
  • Grade: A-
  • Expected Value: +1.1%
  • Odds to Hit: 48.1%
  • Bet Units: 1.2
  • Fair Odds: +108
  • Market Width: 26
Javier Baez (DET) Over 0.5 Hits -150
  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 61.5%
  • Bet Units: 0.9
  • Fair Odds: -160
  • Market Width: 58
Juan Soto (OF) - NYY Over 0.5 Total Bases -161
  • They're projected for 2.0 TB.
  • In games they had at least 2 at bats:
  • • Season 78.8% (26-7) (impl -371)
  • • Last 25 84.0% (21-4) (impl -525)
  • • Last 20 80.0% (16-4) (impl -400)
  • • Last 15 86.7% (13-2) (impl -650)
  • • Last 10 100.0% (10-0)
  • • Last 5 100.0% (5-0)
  • • Last 3 100.0% (3-0)

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