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Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees - 4/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (6-6) at Detroit Tigers (4-7)

MLB Baseball: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Comerica Park)

J Montgomery (0-0) (4.82) vs. M Fiers (1-0) (0.00)

The Line: Detroit Tigers +161 / New York Yankees -171 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: YES, FSDT

Up at Comerica Park on Friday, the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers will be matching up to kick off their MLB series. 

New York is coming off a set versus the Red Sox. The two AL East rivals split the first pair of games (with a benches-clearing brawl in the second), then on Thursday the Yankees fell in a rain-delayed game that ultimately ended 6-3. 

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Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees - 4/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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On Friday, the Yankees will be bringing out Jordan Montgomery in the starting role. Montgomery has a 4.82 ERA this year with eight Ks. 

Leading the Yankees coming into Thursday was Aaron Judge, with 16 hits, 11 runs, three homers and eight RBI. In the Sox finale, catcher Gary Sanchez had a three-run double in the ninth. 

Over on the Detroit side, they just finished against the Indians. Detroit dropped the first three games, and on Thursday fell again 9-3. 

Mike Fiers will be taking the mound for the Tigers on Friday. In his first outing this year, Fiers put up zero earned on three hits in 6.0 innings during a win. 

Heading up the Detroit offense coming into Thursday was Nick Castellanos, who had 12 hits, eight runs, two triples and three RBI. In the Thursday game, Castellanos managed to go 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI. 

The Yankees are 8-2 in their last 10 versus the AL Central and 1-4 in their last five Friday games. The under is 5-2 in New York’s last seven during game one of a series and the over is 5-2-1 in their last eight versus the AL Central. 

Meanwhile, the Tigers are 16-35 in the last 51 home games and 2-6 in their last eight versus the AL East. Detroit is also 7-21 in their last 28 in game one of a series and 2-8 in their last 10 Friday games. 

The good thing for Detroit here is that they’ve got Fiers on the mound, as he looked good in his first outing—a far cry from his late-season numbers last year. As for New York, they’ve certainly got the goods to beat just about anyone in the league on any given day, but we’ve also seen the offense fall asleep and the pitching staff flush games down the sewer already in this young season. I’m tentatively going Yankees here.

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