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

New York Yankees (22-13) vs Detroit Tigers (18-15)

Game Info: Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 1:35 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Nestor Cortes (1-3) (3.86) vs Tarik Skubal (4-0) (1.72)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -125 / Detroit Tigers +105 --- Over/Under: 6.5 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 Sunday, May 5th at Yankee Stadium in New York. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, 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 Detroit and New York

Tigers Couldn’t Get it Done Saturday 

The Detroit Tigers are 18-15 this year and they have lost three of their last five games. Detroit has lost both games in this series and they have only scored four runs in the series. Prior to this series, the Tigers won two out of three against St. Louis, Kansas City, and Tampa Bay. Detroit has been inconsistent offensively all season and they are currently fourth in the AL Central behind the Guardians, Royals, and Twins. 

The Detroit pitching staff has a 3.17 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, and a .216 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 131 runs with a .226 batting average and a .301 on base percentage. Riley Greene is batting .276 with eight home runs and 16 RBI’s for the Tigers this year. Detroit has a top five team ERA in the MLB right now, but the offense is way too inconsistent. Detroit led game two off with a home run on Saturday, but only managed two more runs the rest of the way. 

Yankees Looking for the Sweep 

The New York Yankees are 22-13 this season and they have won three of their last four games. New York has won the first two games in this series by scores of 2-1 and 5-3. Prior to this series, the Yankees lost three out of four against Baltimore, won two out of three against Milwaukee, and split a four game series with Oakland. New York is battling with Baltimore for first in the AL East and they are 10-5 at home. 

The New York pitching staff has a 3.01 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a .217 opponent batting average. The Yankees offense has scored 161 runs with a .244 batting average and a .331 on base percentage. Juan Soto is batting .318 with eight home runs and 25 RBI’s for the Yankees this year. New York has been very good with their hitting and pitching this season, but they have scored two runs or fewer in five of their last six games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Tarik Skubal, who is 4-0 with a 1.72 ERA and a 0.74 WHIP over 36.2 innings pitched this year. Skubal has allowed a total of three earned runs over his last four starts (24.1 IP). The projected starting pitcher for New York is Nestor Cortes, who is 1-3 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP over 42.0 innings pitched this season. Cortes has allowed seven earned runs and 13 hits over his last two starts (13.0 IP). 

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Anthony Rizzo has hit a home run in three of the Yankees' last five games as favorites.
  • Anthony Rizzo has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 13 appearances against the Tigers after playing the previous day.
  • Anthony Rizzo has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 appearances against the Tigers after playing the previous day.
  • Anthony Rizzo has recorded at least one Single in each of the Yankees' last nine day games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Anthony Rizzo has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Yankees' last four games against AL Central opponents.
  • Aaron Judge has recorded at least one Double in three of the Yankees' last four day games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Aaron Judge has scored at least one run in seven of the Yankees' last eight home games against the Tigers.
  • Nestor Cortes Jr. has recorded six or more strikeouts in four of his last five appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.

Detroit Tigers Player Prop Facts

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

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for walks this season (145).
  • The New York Yankees rank 3rd in the league for ERA this season (3.01).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank T1st in the league for triples this season (9).
  • The Detroit Tigers rank 3rd in the league for opponent batting average this season (.216).

Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Prediction 

Detroit comes into this game looking to avoid being swept and they will turn to Skubal to try and get the win. Skubal has been very good for Detroit this season and he is one of the best pitchers in the MLB to begin this year. New York hasn’t been very good offensively over the last week, but they have still managed to win the first two in this series. Nestor Cortes has had some struggles recently and I think Detroit is the play with Skubal on the mound. My Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees prediction is for the Tigers to win game three. 

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

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