Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 5, 2024 1:35 PM

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May 5, 2024 6:12 AM
The New York Yankees, boasting a strong 22-13 overall record and 10-5 home record, will look to sweep the series against the Detroit Tigers on May 5th at 1:35 PM at Yankee Stadium. The Tigers, with an 18-15 overall record and 10-6 road record, will aim to avoid a series sweep on a relatively mild day with a temperature of 64°F and a 75% chance of precipitation. The Yankees currently lead the series 2-0, and a win would give them a commanding series victory.
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Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Probable Pitchers

As the Detroit Tigers prepare to face off against the New York Yankees, probable starting pitcher Tarik Skubal looks to continue his dominant form, boasting an impressive 1.72 ERA and 0.74 WHIP in 38.2 innings pitched this season. With 41 strikeouts and only 6 walks, Skubal's impressive control and ability to miss bats could spell trouble for the Yankees' potent lineup.

As the New York Yankees take on the Detroit Tigers, they'll likely hand the ball to Nestor Cortes, who boasts a respectable 3.86 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 42 full innings pitched. With 37 strikeouts and only 7 walks, Cortes will look to keep the Tigers' bats at bay and secure a crucial win for the Yankees.

Detroit Tigers Analysis

As the Detroit Tigers prepare to face the New York Yankees, it's clear that their offense will need to step up to compete with the Bronx Bombers. With a team batting average of .226, the Tigers rank 22nd in the league, and their 123 runs scored place them 19th overall. However, there are some bright spots, such as Riley Greene's .276 batting average and 8 home runs, which could potentially give the Yankees' pitching staff trouble. Additionally, Mark Canha's 16 RBIs could be crucial in providing run support for probable starter Tarik Skubal. If the Tigers can capitalize on their opportunities and limit their strikeouts (298 on the season, 9th most in the league), they might just be able to hang tough with the powerhouse Yankees.

New York Yankees Analysis

As the Detroit Tigers prepare to face off against the New York Yankees, the Bronx Bombers' potent offense poses a significant threat. Led by Juan Soto's impressive .318 batting average, the Yanks boast a lineup that's tied for 10th in runs scored (161) and 4th in home runs (42). With a team batting average of .244, the Yankees' hitters have been disciplined at the plate, ranking 2nd in walks (145) and 2nd in pitches faced (5413). Meanwhile, probable starter Nestor Cortes will look to contain the Tigers' offense, which could be a challenge given the Yankees' 16th-ranked defense in terms of stolen bases allowed (20). If Cortes can limit the Tigers' scoring opportunities, the Yankees' offense should be able to take advantage of Detroit's pitching staff and come out on top.

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
  • Tommy Kahnle (RP): 15-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, with current odds sitting at -125, slightly improved from the opening odds of -130, while the Over/Under is set at 6.5. Bettors can expect a closely contested matchup, with the Yankees slight favorites to come out on top.

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Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Prediction

I'm predicting a thrilling finale, with the Bronx Bombers edging out the Tigers 5-3 in a thrilling matchup that'll have you on the edge of your seat - and possibly on your couch, crying into your nachos.

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MLB Player Prop Picks for Tigers vs Yankees

Nestor Cortes (NYY) Over 6.5 Strikeouts Thrown +138
  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 43.2%
  • Bet Units: 0.5
  • Fair Odds: +131
  • Market Width: 42
Matt Vierling (DET) Over 0.5 Runs +150
  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 40.5%
  • Bet Units: 0.2
  • Fair Odds: +147
  • Market Width: 54
Alex Verdugo (OF) - NYY Over 0.5 Total Bases -149
  • They're projected for 1.4 TB.
  • In games they had at least 2 at bats:
  • • Season 70.0% (21-9) (impl -233)
  • • Last 25 72.0% (18-7) (impl -257)
  • • Last 20 80.0% (16-4) (impl -400)
  • • Last 15 80.0% (12-3) (impl -400)
  • • Last 10 90.0% (9-1) (impl -900)
  • • Last 5 100.0% (5-0)
  • • Last 3 100.0% (3-0)

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