Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees, 8/30/2018 Prediction & Preview

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Will Thursday night’s matchup between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees fall under the betting total? First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. ET.

Game Snapshot & Odds

963 Detroit Tigers at 964 New York Yankees

Thursday, August 30, 2018

7:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium

TV: DET (FS Detroit); NYY (YES)

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers the Yankees are massive -340 money line favorites to beat the Tigers. As of this writing, 74% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Yankees to beat the Tigers on the moneyline.

Tigers’ Liriano allows four runs in loss to Cubs

Francisco Liriano surrendered four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings during an interleague loss to the Cubs on Wednesday. The veteran left-hander skated through the first four innings unscathed before faltering. He yielded seven hits and two walks while fanning three in the ballgame. The biggest knock was a two-run homer by David Bote in the fifth inning. He falls to 3-9 with a 4.82 ERA and equally uninspiring 1.52 WHIP through 20 starts and one relief appearance. He has an unhealthy 80:60 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 102 2/3 innings. He is best avoided in fantasy leagues, especially considering the Tigers’ weak offense rarely gives him much run support to work with.

Yankees’ Happ strikes out nine in win over Orioles

J.A. Happ delivered another strong performance in Saturday’s victory over the Orioles, racking up nine strikeouts over six innings of two-run baseball. The left-hander scattered five hits and a walk in the contest. The only blemish on his day was a two-run single off the bat of Renato Nunez in the second inning. Happ is now a perfect 5-0 in his first five starts with the Yankees, posting a 2.37 ERA and 32/8 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings.

MLB Betting Trends


The Tigers are 17-43 in their last 60 games overall.

New York

The Yankees are 9-3 in their last 12 games overall.


The under is 5-1 in their last six games in the Bronx. The under is also 7-3-1 in Liriano’s last 11 road starts and 7-3 in his last 10 starts coming off a team loss in their previous game. Meanwhile, the under has cashed in five straight Yankees games and is 7-2-1 in the Yankees’ last 10 games coming off a loss.

The Pick: Tigers/Yankees under 8.5

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