Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Prediction, 4/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+287) New York (-325)
Tarik Skubal and the Detroit Tigers (8-16, 5th in AL Central) are headed to Yankee Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the New York Yankees (11-13, 4th in AL East). The Yankees open this game at -325 while the Tigers are priced at +287. The O/U opens at 8. The men taking the mound are Tarik Skubal and Gerrit Cole.
As a team, the Detroit Tigers are compiling 3.1 runs per contest, which ranks them 29th in baseball. They are sitting with 74 runs scored and hold an OBP of .268. The Tigers have recorded 26 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 28 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 74 runs batted in in addition to 159 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average sits at .208. Detroit is slugging .367 and have been called out on strikes 240 times, while drawing a walk on 61 occasions.
The Tigers hold a team ERA of 4.54 on the season (25th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 178 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.96 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.33. Tigers pitchers have conceded 31 home runs in addition to 109 runs in total (21st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 91 batters and their FIP sits at 4.74 as a unit for the year.
The Tigers bullpen have a save rate of 71.4% and has come into the game in 18 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 31 base runners on the campaign and 32.3% of them crossed the plate. Tigers bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 19 times as well as having 11 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have sent 70 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have a total of 10 holds this year (18th in MLB). They have recorded 5 saves this season and have blown 2 of their 7 chances to get a save.
The Detroit Tigers have accumulated 620 putouts this year, in addition to 211 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .980 which has them sitting 27th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 174 double plays. The Tigers have turned 71.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 1,860 innings on the field, ranking them 6th in professional baseball.
Skubal (1-7 career record) holds a FIP of 6.13 and he has gone up against 222 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 46 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 23 free passes. His ERA is 5.47 (31 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.353. Skubal has thrown 51 frames and has accounted for 54 K's in his pro baseball career.
The New York Yankees have an on-base percentage of .307 and a batting average of .215 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 211 occasions (20th in MLB) and have notched a total of 169 base knocks. New York has recorded 32 HRs so far this season to go along with 84 runs batted in. The Yankees have a team SLG% of .375 and they have an average of 3.71 runs per game (26th in the league). They have put up 29 two-baggers, while getting a free base 101 times and scoring 89 runs.
The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.093 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.35 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.91 (250 strikeouts vs 64 free passes). They come in at 8th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 170. They have given up 25 homers and they concede 3.70 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The New York pitching staff have allowed 88 runs this year while having a team ERA of 3.24 (77 earned runs relinquished).
New York has called on relievers to enter the contest in 6 save opportunities and they have tallied 6 saves. They are currently ranked 1st in baseball with a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have sent 72 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 28 times in high leverage situations and also on 18 occasions with runners on. New York relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 16.0% out of their 25 inherited runners. With 16 save situations, the Yankees have 10 holds and also 0 blown saves.
Out of their 1,926 innings on the field, the Yankees have a efficiency on defense of 70.8% (11th in pro baseball). The New York Yankees have turned 14 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (14th in the majors). The Yankees have recorded 182 assists, 13 errors and have amassed 642 putouts on the campaign.
Thus far in his career, Cole has given up 1,107 hits while he has earned 1,480 punch outs in 1,299 innings. Cole (104-56 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.16 earned run average while allowing 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 456 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.110 and a FIP of 3.1. His K/BB ratio is 4.42 and he has faced 5,250 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+287)
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