Yankees vs Tigers Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/5

Yankees vs Tigers Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/5

© Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

 

MLB Preview and Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 5, 2024
  • Time: 10:35 AM
  • Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
  • Line: NYY -125
  • Over/Under: 6.5

 

Team Breakdown:

Detroit Tigers:

The Detroit Tigers, currently 18-15, are proving to be a formidable force this season, particularly on the road with a 10-6 record. As they face the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, the Tigers are aiming to bounce back from their recent loss and clinch a victory in the series finale.

Pitching Analysis:

Tarik Skubal, the Tigers' standout left-handed pitcher, has been in stellar form with a perfect 4-0 record and an impressive 1.72 ERA. Skubal's dominance on the mound gives the Tigers a significant advantage, especially against a strong Yankees lineup.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Riley Greene (8 HR)
  • Batting Average: Riley Greene (.276 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Mark Canha (16 RBI)

 

New York Yankees:

The New York Yankees, currently boasting a 22-13 record, have been dominant at home with a 10-5 record. As they face the Tigers in the series finale, the Yankees are looking to maintain their home field advantage and secure another win.

Pitching Analysis:

Nestor Cortes takes the mound for the Yankees, sporting a 1-3 record with a 3.86 ERA. Cortes faces a tough challenge against the Tigers' potent lineup and needs to deliver a strong performance to give his team a chance to win.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Juan Soto (8 HR)
  • Batting Average: Juan Soto (.318 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Juan Soto (25 RBI)

 

Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
DET +105 o7.5 +1.5 (-215)
NYY -125 u6.5 -1.5 (+170)

 

Prediction:

Our prediction for this game favors the Detroit Tigers to secure the victory. Here's why:

  • The Tigers have the advantage with Tarik Skubal on the mound. Skubal has been in outstanding form this season, boasting a perfect 4-0 record with an impressive 1.72 ERA. His ability to control the game and stifle the opposing lineup gives the Tigers a significant edge.
  • Offensively, the Tigers have shown consistency and power, led by Riley Greene and Mark Canha. With a strong batting lineup backing up Skubal's pitching, the Tigers have the firepower to generate runs and put pressure on the Yankees' pitching staff.
  • Despite facing a tough opponent in the Yankees, the Tigers are determined to bounce back from their recent loss and clinch a victory in the series finale. With Skubal leading the charge, the Tigers have what it takes to come out on top.

Pick: Detroit Tigers ML

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