Yankees vs. Tigers Game 1 Pick
A light MLB schedule on Monday begins today at 1:10PM ET when the Detroit Tigers host the New York Yankees for the first of two games on the day.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, June 4, 2018
1:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: YES (NY), FSDT (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Yankees are heavily favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -270 to win, while the Tigers are getting a money line of +230 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game has 56 percent going on New York on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Yankees on a win streak
The Yankees come into today’s doubleheader with a 4-game win streak. That has improved their overall record to 37-17. The Yankees also come into today at 15-8 on the road. New York is putting up 5.65 runs per game this season while allowing 4.24 per contest.
Luis Severino gets the start for the Yankees on Monday afternoon. He has been one of the top pitchers in baseball this year, as he has an 8-1 record with a 2.31 ERA and 0.97 WHIP over 12 starts. Severino has pitched a total of 78.0 innings this year and has 92 strikeouts with 21 walks.
Tigers can’t get to .500
The Tigers had their 4-game win streak ended on Sunday in an 8-4 loss at home to Toronto. Despite playing well as of late, the Tigers can’t seem to get to the .500 mark. Detroit is now 28-31 overall and 19-13 at home. The Tigers are putting up 4.34 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.59 per contest.
Drew VerHagen will start this afternoon for Detroit. He has appeared in nine games this season, all as a reliever. His longest stint is 2.1 innings and he hasn’t pitched since April 22. He has just three starts in his career. This season, VerHagen has a 6.30 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 10.0 innings of work. He has 11 strikeouts with seven walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees have won 10 of Severino’s last 11 starts against a losing team and his last four starts against AL Central opponents.
The Tigers have won six of their last seven series openers, but are just 4-11 in their last 15 Monday games and 8-25 in their last 33 doubleheader openers.
This should be an easy one for New York. Severino will be able to mow down this average Detroit lineup and the Tigers will have to turn to the bullpen early with VerHagen on the mound. Their pen isn’t good enough to limit the damage either. I would feel good betting on the Yankees to win by multiple runs.
The Pick: New York Yankees -1.5 (-180)