Tigers vs Yankees Prediction - MLB Picks 9/6/23

New York Yankees (69-69) vs Detroit Tigers (63-75)

Game Info: Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Clarke Schmidt (8-8) (4.56) vs Matt Manning (5-4) (3.62)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -166 / Detroit Tigers +140 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Tigers will play the New Yankees in Game 2 of their series on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees won the first game in this series by a score of 5-1 and they have played some solid baseball in recent games. 

Tigers Preview

The Detroit Tigers are 63-75 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Prior to this series, Detroit won all three games in their series with the White Sox. The Tigers pitched well in that series with Chicago, only allowing seven runs in four games. The Detroit pitching staff has a 4.45 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .246 opponent batting average this year. The Tigers offense has scored 545 runs with a .235 batting average and a .302 on base percentage. Spencer Torkelson is batting .230 with 25 home runs and 72 RBI’s for the Tigers. The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Matt Manning, who is 5-4 with a 3.62 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 77 innings pitched this season.

Yankees Preview

The New York Yankees are 69-69 this season and they have won seven of their last eight games. Prior to this series, New York won all three games in their series in Houston. The Yankees have scored 5+ runs in five of their last six games. The New York pitching staff has a 3.93 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a .232 opponent batting average. The Yankees offense has scored 587 runs with a .228 batting average and a .303 on base percentage this season. DJ LeMahieu is batting .241 with 15 home runs and 38 RBI’s for the Yankees. The projected starting pitcher for New York is Clarke Schmidt, who is 8-8 with a 4.56 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP over 134.1 innings pitched this year. 

New York Yankees Team Facts

  • The Yankees have won each of their last eight night games after playing the previous day.
  • The Yankees have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games.
  • The Yankees have led after 3 innings in each of their last four home games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Yankees have led after 7 innings in each of their last eight night games against American League opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Yankees' last three home games.

Detroit Tigers Team Facts

  • The Tigers have lost 14 of their last 15 night games against AL East opponents.
  • The Tigers have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight night games against the Yankees following a loss.
  • The Tigers have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last seven games at Yankee Stadium.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Tigers' last three road games.
  • The Tigers have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five night games at Yankee Stadium against American League opponents.

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Gleyber Torres has hit a home run in three of the Yankees' last four night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Gleyber Torres has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Yankees' last five home games against AL Central opponents.
  • Gleyber Torres has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Yankees' last four night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Aaron Judge has scored at least one run in each of his last nine appearances at Yankee Stadium against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Gleyber Torres has recorded at least one hit in each of the Yankees' last nine night games against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Spencer Torkelson has hit at least one home run in four of his last five Wednesday appearances with the Tigers as underdogs.
  • Javier Baez has scored at least one run in eight of his last nine road appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Kerry Carpenter has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Tigers' last four games as road underdogs against AL East opponents.
  • Miguel Cabrera has recorded at least one hit in 10 of his last 11 appearances after playing the previous day.

Matchup/League Facts

  • 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 opponent batting average this season (.232).
  • The Detroit Tigers ranks 29th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.378).
  • The Detroit Tigers ranks 28th in the league for batting average this season (.235).

Pick

These two teams met last week in Detroit, with New York winning three out of the four games in the series. The Yankees have won seven of their last eight games and they are 37-33 at home this year. New York is starting Clarke Schmidt, who has allowed three earned runs or fewer in three straight starts. Detroit is starting Matt Manning, who has allowed one earned run in his last four starts (23.2 IP). Manning has been absolutely lights out recently, including a start against this Yankees team where he threw six shutout innings. Take the Tigers here. 

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

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