|2012 MLB Postseason: Tigers vs. Yankees ALCS Game 2 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Sunday, 14 October 2012 10:10|
Tigers vs. Yankees Game 2 Pick
NEW YORK, NY (ATS Consultants) – This is the second game of the ALCS. The Tigers blew a 4-0 lead on Saturday night, but won 6-4 in 10 innings. Anibal Sanchez takes the mound for the Tigers, while Hiroki Kuroda goes to the hill for the Yankees. The opening pitch starts at 4:07pmET from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Yankees are a -130 favorite over Detroit. The total is 8 in most books. The Tigers come in with a 92-76 overall record and are 69-89 Under, while the Yankees are 98-70 overall and are 73-90 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Yankees opened as a -140 favorite and moved to -130 at most books. The total started at 8 and remained there at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 52% of public bettors favor the Yankees. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest MLB trends, Detroit is 0-5-1 Under last 6 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game, is 2-6-2 Under last 10, 7-19-1 Under last 27 Sunday games. 6-15-6 Under last 26 road games with total set at 7.0 to 8.5. Yankees are 6-2 in Yankees last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter, 20-43-1 Under last 64 home games vs. a right-handed starter, 7-19 Under in Kuroda's last 26 starts as a favorite, 3-16 Under last Kuroda starts following a quality start in his last apperance and 2-10 Under last 12 Kuroda start with total set at 7.0-8.5. New York attempts to even the American League Championship Series at one win apiece when it hosts the Detroit Tigers on Sunday evening. Derek Jeter will be watching from the sidelines after fracturing his left ankle in the 12th inning of Detroit's 6-4 victory in the series opener on Saturday. Jeter was one of the Yanks' best hitters this postseason, going 9-for-27 with a double, triple and two RBIs. He also leads the team with four runs scored. Sanchez pitched well in his first career playoff appearance on Tuesday but still was tagged with the loss after allowing two runs and five hits over 6 1/3 innings in Game 3 of the AL Division Series against Oakland. He was strong down the stretch, yielding two runs or less in six of his final eight outings. Kuroda settled for a no-decision in Game Three of the ALDS against Baltimore on Wednesday after allowing just two runs and five hits over 8 1/3 innings. Kuroda, who recorded 11 of his 16 regular-season victories this year at home, is 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA in three career starts versus the Tigers.
2012 MLB POSTSEASON ALCS GAME 2 FREE PICK: TIGERS/YANKEES UNDER 8