New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/7/14
Detroit Tigers (62-48) at New York Yankees (58-54)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Rick Porcello (R) (13-5) (3.247) vs. Shane Greene (R) (2-1) (3.724)
The Line: New York Yankees +116 / Detroit Tigers -126 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-DET, YES
The New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers finish their four-game series on Thursday.
The Tigers have won five of their last eight games and are 13 games above a .500 record. The Tigers offense has picked up their consistency, scoring four or more runs in seven of their last nine games and winning four straight when that’s the case. Victor Martinez has a hit in nine of his last 10 games and Miguel Cabrera has 10 hits in his last nine games. Pitching wise, the Tigers have an ERA of 3.96, which is 22nd in the majors. Starting is Rick Porcello, who is 13-5 with a 3.18 ERA and has 88 strikeouts in 141.1 innings. Porcello is 3-2 with a 4.69 ERA in seven career starts against the Yankees.
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The Yankees have won five of their last eight games and are five games above a .500 record. The Yankees offense has carried the way lately, producing four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Yankees have won four straight when scoring more than three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury has five hits in this series and Brian McCann has homered in back-to-back games. The Yankees have an ERA of 3.87. Shane Greene takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA and has 24 strikeouts in 29.1 innings. This is Greene’s first career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 8-3 in Porcellos last 11 road starts and 25-10 in Porcellos last 35 starts overall. The Yankees are 5-16 in their last 21 games as a home underdog and 47-20 in their last 67 during game 4 of a series.
You'd be a fool to pick against the Tigers and Porcello at this price.