Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Prediction, 5/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+280) New York (-360)
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Jameson Taillon and the New York Yankees (11-14, 5th in AL East) will play the Detroit Tigers (8-18, 5th in AL Central) on Saturday. The line on this contest has the Tigers priced at +280 and the Yankees are at -360. The over/under is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Spencer Turnbull and Jameson Taillon.
Detroit is slugging .353 and have struck out 262 times, while drawing a walk on 62 occasions. They have accounted for 75 RBI's as well as 164 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is at .202. The Tigers have hit 27 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 28 balls out of the stadium. They have 75 runs scored and hold an OBP of .260. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 2.9 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 30th in the league.
The Tigers have an ERA of 4.87 so far this season (29th in MLB), and they have struck out 194 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.98 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. Tigers pitchers have conceded 33 home runs and 123 runs in total (28th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 98 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.72 as a unit on the year.
Tigers relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 21 times in addition to having 12 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 10 holds this season (20th in the league). The Tigers bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 71.4% and has entered the game in 18 save situations. They have recorded 5 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 2 out of their 7 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 35 base runners for the season with 40.0% of those runners crossed the plate. The Tigers have sent 75 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Tigers have turned 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,968 innings, which ranks them 14th in professional baseball. The Detroit Tigers have accumulated 656 putouts this season, as well as 221 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .981 which puts them in 25th in professional baseball, and have 189 double plays.
Turnbull (8-24 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.73 while he has faced 1,009 opposing hitters in the majors. He has given up 225 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 94 walks. His ERA is 4.49 (116 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.373. Turnbull has taken the ball for 232 frames and has totaled 223 punch outs during his MLB career.
New York has a total of 32 HRs on the campaign to go along with 87 RBIs. They have notched 30 doubles, while taking a walk 108 times and scoring 92 runs. The New York Yankees have compiled an OBP of .310 and a team batting average of .216 for the season. The Yankees hold a team SLG% of .369 and they are scoring 3.68 runs per outing (26th in baseball). They have been rung up on 221 occasions (18th in baseball) and have a total of 177 base hits.
The New York pitching staff have conceded 92 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.23 (80 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 26 homers and they concede 3.71 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.089 with a FIP of 3.35 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.91 (258 strikeouts against 66 bases on balls). They rank 10th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 177.
With 16 save situations, the Yankees have accumulated 10 holds and 0 blown saves. New York has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 6 save chances and they have converted 6 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 31 times in high leverage situations and also on 19 occasions with runners on base. New York relievers hold an inherited score rate of 16.0% out of their 25 inherited runners. They sit at 1st in the league holding a save rate of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 76 relievers to the hill so far this year.
Out of their 2,013 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have a efficiency on defense of 71.0% (9th in baseball). The New York Yankees have twisted 15 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in professional baseball). The Yankees have 192 assists, 14 errors and have a total of 671 putouts this year.
So far in his MLB career, Taillon has allowed 484 hits while accumulating 440 punch outs in 483 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 202 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.248 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.70 and he has faced 2,022 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Taillon (29-26 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.76 ERA while allowing 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+280)
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