Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Prediction MLB Picks 5/4/24

New York Yankees (20-13) vs Detroit Tigers (18-13)

Game Info: Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Clarke Schmidt (2-1) (3.19) vs Casey Mize (1-0) (3.08)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -169 / Detroit Tigers +144 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, May 4th at Yankee Stadium. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Tigers recent form and recent player performance 

-The Yankees recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving New York

-Recent betting trends in games played between Detroit and New York

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Tigers and Yankees.

Tigers Offense Looks to Bounce Back

The Tigers offense really struggled on Friday only managing one run and that led to the defeat. Colt Keith finished with a walk and drove in the only run. Starting pitcher Reese Olson did have a strong game going five innings giving up two hits and zero earned runs. The Tigers are averaging 4.00 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.72 runs per game. The offense is ranked 19th in the league while the pitching is ranked 5th. They are averaging only 7.56 hits per game which is 23rd in baseball. Riley Greene has hit seven home runs and driven in 15 RBIs. Getting the start for the Tigers will be Casey Mize who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 3.08.  In his last start against the Kansas City Royals, he went five innings giving up six hits and two earned runs. 

Yankees Ptiching Was Good on Friday

The Yankees pitching was good on Friday and that was enough for the 2-1 victory. Marcus Stroman went 5.1 innings, giving up three hits and one run. He did have five walks and he needs to clean up the walks going forward. The Yankees are averaging 4.58 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.5 runs per game. The offense is ranked 15th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 3rd. Juan Soto has had a strong season and he has hit eight home runs and driven in 25 RBIs so far this season. It’s been hard for opposing teams to find a way to slow down Soto. Getting the start for the Yankees will be Clarke Schmidt who sits with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 3.19. In his last start against the Baltimore Orioles, he went 5.2 innings giving up three hits and one run. 

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Anthony Rizzo has hit a home run in four of the Yankees' last eight games as favorites.
  • Gleyber Torres has recorded at least one RBI in seven of the Yankees' last eight home games against AL Central opponents.
  • Gleyber Torres has scored at least one run in eight of the Yankees' last nine games against the Tigers.
  • Anthony Rizzo has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 appearances against the Tigers after playing the previous day.
  • Anthony Rizzo has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances against the Tigers after playing the previous day.
  • Anthony Rizzo has recorded at least one Single in each of the Yankees' last eight day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Juan Soto ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.429) this season.

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

  • Spencer Torkelson has hit at least one home run in three of the Tigers' last five road games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Riley Greene has scored at least one run in five of the Tigers' last six road games.
  • Riley Greene has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight road appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Casey Mize has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his last five appearances in day games against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Riley Greene has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight road appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Gio Urshela has recorded an RBI in five of his last six appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Andy Ibanez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances after playing the previous day.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for home runs this season (41).
  • The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for walks this season (144).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank T1st in the league for triples this season (8).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 3rd in the league for opponent batting average this season (.214).

Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Betting Prediction

Clarke Schmidt has been excellent this season and in his last start he gave up only one run. Casey Mize gets the start for the Tigers, and he sits with an ERA of 3.08. In his last start against the Royals, he gave up two earned runs. Both of these offenses had some major issues scoring on Friday, and it’s going to be much of the same here. Both offenses will struggle to get two runs here, and this game is going to stay under the total. 

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

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