Yankees vs Tigers Prediction - MLB Picks 8/29/23

Detroit Tigers (59-72) vs New York Yankees (63-68)

Game Info: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Comerica Park)

Tarik Skubal (3-2) (4.06) vs Michael King (3-4) (3.13)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers -125 / New York Yankees +105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Yankees will play the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of their series on Tuesday night at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. New York won the first game in this series by a score of 4-1 on Monday night and they will look to win two games in a row for the first time in a few weeks. 

Yankees Preview

The New York Yankees are 63-68 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. Prior to winning the first game in this series, New York lost two out of three games on the road against Tampa Bay. The Yankees have really struggled over the last few weeks, losing 15 of their last 20 games. The New York pitching staff has a 4.03 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .233 opponent batting average this season. The Yankees offense has scored 552 runs with a .228 batting average and a .304 on base percentage. Gleyber Torres is batting .268 with 21 home runs and 55 RBI’s for the Yankees. The projected starting pitcher for New York is Michael King, who is 3-5 with a 3.13 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 69 innings pitched this year. 

Tigers Preview

The Detroit Tigers are 59-72 this season and they have lost three games in a row. Detroit came into this series after losing two out of three games against Houston at home and they allowed 26 runs in those two losses. Detroit has hit the ball better in recent games, scoring at least four runs in seven of their last nine games. The Detroit pitching staff has a 4.53 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 519 runs with a .234 batting average and a .300 on base percentage this year. Javier Baez is batting .221 with eight home runs and 54 RBI’s for the Tigers. The projected stating pitcher for Detroit is Tarik Skubal, who is 3-2 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 44.1 innings pitched this season.

Detroit Tigers Team Facts

  • The Tigers have lost four of their last five games as home favorites against American League opponents.
  • The Tigers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight Tuesday games as favorites against American League opponents.
  • The Tigers have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five home games.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the last three games between the Yankees and Tigers at Comerica Park.
  • The Tigers have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last five night games at Comerica Park against AL East opponents.

New York Yankees Team Facts

  • The Yankees have lost each of their last seven games following a road win.
  • The Yankees have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven games following a road win.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Yankees' last five road games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Yankees have led after 7 innings in each of their last four night games against the Tigers.
  • The Yankees have led after 5 innings in three of their last four games as underdogs.

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Kerry Carpenter has hit at least one home run in three of the Tigers' last five games against AL East opponents.
  • Miguel Cabrera has recorded at least one RBI in three of the Tigers' last four night games against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Javier Baez has scored at least one run in five of his last six home appearances against the Yankees.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded at least one hit in each of the Tigers' last seven games against AL East opponents.
  • Miguel Cabrera has recorded at least one total base in each of his last six appearances with the Tigers as favorites against AL East opponents.

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Aaron Judge has hit a home run in three of the Yankees' last four games against the Tigers.
  • Aaron Judge has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five Tuesday night appearances against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Aaron Judge has recorded three or more total bases in six of his last seven appearances in night games against AL Central teams that held a losing record.
  • Aaron Judge has scored at least one run in each of his last nine appearances in night games against AL Central teams that held a losing record.
  • Aaron Judge has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 appearances in night games against AL Central teams that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Detroit Tigers ranks 29th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.379).
  • The Detroit Tigers ranks 28th in the league for batting average this season (.234).
  • The New York Yankees ranks 29th in the league for batting average this season (.228).
  • The New York Yankees ranks 2nd in the league for hits allowed this season (1018).

Pick

The Yankees got a very nice start from Severino on Monday night and they have played .500 baseball over their last six games, after losing nine games in a row. Detroit continues to be a below average baseball team, but they had been hitting the ball well coming into this series. The Tigers are starting Tarik Skubal, who has allowed 4, 1, and 4 earned runs in his last three starts. The Yankees are starting Michael King, who has allowed five earned runs in his last 12.1 innings pitched. Skubal has been a bit inconsistent this year, but I am going to take the Tigers to get a bounce back win in this one. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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