Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Prediction, 5/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Corey Kluber and the New York Yankees (11-14, 5th in AL East) play the Detroit Tigers (8-18, 5th in AL Central) at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.
As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 2.9 runs per game, which has them at 30th in the league. They have accounted for 75 runs and have an on-base percentage of .260. The Tigers have accrued 27 two-baggers as a team and have hit 28 balls out of the park. They have amassed 75 runs batted in as well as 164 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average sits at .202. Detroit is slugging .353 and have been called out on strikes 262 times, while drawing a walk on 62 occasions.
The Tigers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.87 for the year (29th in the league), and their staff has rung up 194 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 98 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.72 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.98 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.38. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 33 home runs and 123 runs in total (28th in baseball).
Tigers pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 21 times and also have had 12 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 10 holds on the year (20th in baseball). The Tigers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 71.4% and has entered the game in 18 save situations. They have recorded 5 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 2 of their 7 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 35 base runners this year with 40.0% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Tigers have sent 75 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Tigers have transformed 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 1,968 innings, which has them ranked 14th in the majors. The Detroit Tigers have a total of 656 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 221 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which ranks 25th in baseball, and have accumulated 189 double plays.
Urena (33-49 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.69 and he has faced 2,679 hitters in the majors. He has given up 618 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) with 223 free passes. His earned run average is 4.56 (317 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.344. Urena has taken the ball for 625 innings and has tallied 427 punch outs so far in his career.
The Yankees have a SLG% of .369 and they score 3.68 runs per game (26th in the league). They have put up 30 doubles, while taking a walk 108 times as well as racking up 92 runs. New York has a total of 32 home runs so far this year to go along with 87 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 221 occasions (18th in the league) and have tallied 177 base hits. The New York Yankees have an on-base percentage of .310 and a batting average of .216 this year.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.089 and have a FIP of 3.35 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They are currently ranked 10th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 177. The New York pitching staff have given up 92 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.23 (80 earned runs yielded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.91 (258 strikeouts vs 66 bases on balls). They have allowed 26 dingers and they concede 3.71 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball).
With 16 save situations, the Yankees have 10 holds and 0 blown saves. New York has called on relievers to enter the contest in 6 save opportunities and they have tallied 6 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 31 times in high leverage situations and on 19 occasions with base runners. New York relievers have an inherited score rate of 16.0% of 25 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 1st in baseball with a save rate of 100.0%, and they have sent 76 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year.
Out of their 2,013 innings on the diamond, the Yankees are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.0% (9th in the majors). The New York Yankees have turned 15 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (15th in MLB). The Yankees have racked up 192 assists, 14 errors and have notched a total of 671 putouts for the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Kluber has conceded 1,189 base hits while he has totaled 1,481 K's in 1,364 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 481 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.096 and a FIP of 3.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.84 and he has faced 5,502 hitters so far in his MLB career. Kluber (99-60 career win-loss mark) has a 3.17 earned run average and has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit
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