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New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers - 4/3/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees
Date & Time Wednesday April 3, 2019, 4:05 PM (EDT)
Yankee Stadium
New York, New York
The Line
New York Yankees -185 / Detroit Tigers +175 O/U: 8.5
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The Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees will be finishing up their MLB series on Wednesday from Yankee Stadium.

In game one of this set, the Yankees banged out a 3-1 victory. On Tuesday, Detroit plated a couple runs in the ninth inning to secure their own 3-1 victory.

For the Wednesday game, Detroit will send out Matthew Boyd for the start. In his first start of 2019 on March 29 in Toronto, Boyd put up a loss with 5.0 innings, five hits and three earned with 10 strikeouts.

Leading the Detroit offense coming into Tuesday was Jeimer Candelario, with six hits, a double and two RBI. In game two of this set, Candelario put up a pair of hits and a run, while John Hicks hit twice with an RBI.

Over on the Yankees’ side, they’re going with Jonathan Loaisiga for the start Wednesday. In his rookie year of 2018, Loaisiga bagged nine games (four starts) with a 5.11 ERA and 33 Ks over 24.2 innings of work.

Star Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge shared the hits lead with Gleyber Torres entering game two, each with five hits and a combined four runs. On Tuesday, Judge had one hit and Torres whiffed 0-for-4.

The Tigers are 1-4 in their last five in game three of a series and 1-7 in their last eight Wednesday games. Detroit is 2-5 in Boyd’s last seven starts with four days’ rest and 5-17 in his last 22 road starts.

Meanwhile, the Yankees are 2-6 in their last eight Wednesday games and 1-11 in their last 12 in game three of a series. The over is 4-1 in New York’s last five Wednesday games and 6-0 in their last six in game three of a series.

The Yankees started out the year as consensus World Series favorites, but their early injuries (Luis Severino, Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar, etc.) are already testing the team’s depth. Loaisiga is supposed to be more of a luxury New York doesn’t have to use, but he’ll be thrown to the wolves as the team searches for warm bodies to field.

In any case, I don’t see New York allowing Loaisiga to go more than five or six innings as the bullpen bears the load, but if all goes well for the Yankees that should be enough.

New York Yankees -185

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