Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees - 4/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (2-1) at Detroit Tigers (2-0)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Luis Severino (0-0) (0.00) vs. J Zimmermann (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -115 / New York Yankees +105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES; FSD
The New York Yankees travel to Comerica park on Friday to take on the Detroit Tiger's in the Tigers home opener.
The Yankees will hand the ball to Luis Severino who went 5-3 in his debut season with a 2.89 ERA, the hard throwing rookie was impressive , he has a number of quality pitches and in Spring training he had the most strikeouts with 25. Severino will be pitching to a very hot Detroit team who have scored 15 in two games so far this season. The Yankees offence though has been phenomenal so far taking 2 of 3 at home against the Astros. Starlon Castro acquired in the off season from the Chicago Cubs has hit 7 for 12 with 2 home runs and 8 RBI. Brian McCann and Brett Gardner have also been hot with the bat and Mark Texeira has hit two home runs. Overall this looks a much better and more balanced Yankee side who have most definitely going to be in the shake up for the AL East title.
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Pitching in his first game for the Detroit Tigers will be former Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmerman, Zimmerman signed a big money cotnravt in the off season for $110million and will be looking to prove value for money when he starts his Tigers career on Friday. Zimmerman went 1-0 in two starts against the Yankees as a National and will continue to look to dominate here. The Tigers have started the season hot as well winning their first two games of the season and scoring fifteen in the process. JD Martinez became the first player on over 100 years to have two pinch hit home runs in back to back games. Jarrod Saltamachia also looks a solid pick up with impressive defence and a two run home run in game two of the Marlins series.
Yankees are 5-1 in last six against Detroit, Over is 4-1 in last five match ups between the two, Over is 4-1 in mat h ups att Comerica Park.
Tigers are 2-8 in last 10 Friday games, Over is 9-1 following a Tigers day off, Overs are 6-1 in last seven tiger games following a win.
Even though there is potentially two aces on the mound I feel like the over is a solid play here given the line at 8 both teams bats have been extremely impressive so far this Season. The only problem I have with the overs though is that it is supposed to be just above freezing when this one starts. For that reason I am going to go with Jordan Zimmerman and the Tigers to get a win in their home opener.