Yankees Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 2, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on May 2, 2021

The New York Yankees (13-14) will look to close out the series sweep as the take a 2-0 lead into their final matchup against the Detroit Tigers (8-20) at 1:05 PM ET on Sunday from Yankee Stadium. The Yankees are favored (-278) by oddsmakers to finish the series without a loss. New York’s Corey Kluber gets the start, and he’ll go against Detroit’s Jose Urena.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 2, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Yankees vs Tigers Betting Lines

Yankees Betting Insights

  • The Yankees have been favorites in 25 games this season and won 12 (48%) of those contests.
  • New York has played as a favorite of -278 or more twice this season and won both games.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 70.8% chance of a victory for the Yankees.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Yankees and their opponents have combined to hit the over four times.

Yankees Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 7-3
Runs Per Game 4.9
HR 20
ERA 2.54
K/9 10.3

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Tigers Betting Insights

  • The Tigers have been victorous in seven, or 30.4%, of the 23 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • Detroit has played as an underdog of +230 or more just one time this year and came away with a loss in that game.
  • The Tigers have an implied victory probability of 29.2% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • When it comes to the total, the Tigers and their foes are 4-6 in their previous 10 contests.

Tigers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 1-9
Runs Per Game 1.7
HR 8
ERA 5.38
K/9 6.7

Tigers Probable Pitcher – José Ureña

  • Urena (1-3 with a 3.77 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 28 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Tigers, his sixth of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Wednesday, the righty tossed seven innings against the White Sox, giving up one earned run while surrendering seven hits.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 29-year-old ranks fifth in BB/9.
  • Urena is aiming for his fourth straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.2 frames per start.
  • The Tigers have been the moneyline underdog in four of Urena’s starts this season, and they went 1-3 in those matchups.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 2, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Yankees Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 13-14
Home 6-7
Road 7-7
vs LHP (Starters) 4-4
vs RHP (Starters) 9-10
Day Games 0-2
Night Games 13-12

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Yankees Probable Pitcher – Corey Kluber

  • The Yankees’ Kluber (1-2) will make his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Tuesday, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the Orioles, giving up one earned run while allowing six hits.
  • The 35-year-old has an ERA of 4.15, a 1.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.710 in five games this season.
  • In five starts this season, Kluber has lasted five or more innings one time, with an average of 4.1 innings per appearance.
  • His team has won 40% of his starts when they are favored on the moneyline (2-3).
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 2, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Tigers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 8-20
Home 4-9
Road 4-11
vs LHP (Starters) 1-7
vs RHP (Starters) 7-13
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 8-20

Yankees Hitting Stats

  • The Yankees are fourth in MLB action with 37 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.
  • The Yankees have hit 15 homers at home this season (1.2 per game).
  • New York has hit 20 home runs over the past 10 games.
  • Aaron Judge is batting .291 this season with a team-high seven home runs and 18 RBI.
  • Gio Urshela has 24 hits and an OBP of .316 to go with a slugging percentage of .455 this season.

Tigers Hitting Stats

  • The Tigers rank 19th in Major League Baseball with 30 home runs.
  • In 15 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 18 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
  • Over the last 10 games, Detroit has hit eight home runs.
  • The Tigers are batting .144 with two homers and five runs scored during their four-game losing streak.
  • Jeimer Candelario paces the Tigers with a .279 batting average.
  • Wilson Ramos has hit six home runs to lead his team.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Tigers (+230)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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