New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-150) Detroit (+140)
Comerica Park is the site where Tarik Skubal and the Detroit Tigers (20-31, 5th in AL Central) will play the New York Yankees (29-22, 3rd in AL East) on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have the Yankees priced at -150 and the Tigers are at +140. The over/under opens at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jameson Taillon and Tarik Skubal.
As a team, the New York Yankees are putting up 3.9 runs per game, which puts them at 25th in MLB. They have a total of 198 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .318. The Yankees have accrued 57 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 61 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 181 RBI's and 383 base knocks on the year, while their batting average comes in at .231. New York has a slugging percentage of .379 and have struck out 464 times, while drawing a walk on 201 occasions.
Yankees pitchers have given up 57 long balls in addition to 179 runs (4th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 134 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.51 as a squad on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.76 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.08. The Yankees have a team ERA of 3.18 this year (4th in the league), and their staff has struck out 504 batters.
Yankees relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 34 times and also have had 63 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 22 holds so far this year (20th in the league). The Yankees relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 78.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 42 save situations. They have accumulated 15 saves so far this year and have not converted 4 of 19 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 40 runners on the year with 15.0% of those players ended up scoring. The Yankees have sent 147 relievers to the mound on the season.
The New York Yankees have earned 1,360 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 436 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding rate is at .985 which puts them in 9th in pro baseball, and have a total of 336 double plays. The Yankees have converted 71.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,080 innings, which ranks them 7th in baseball.
Taillon has taken the mound for 508 innings and has totaled 469 K's in his career. His ERA is 3.79 (214 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.244. He has allowed 504 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 129 walks. Taillon (30-27 career record) holds a FIP of 3.63 while facing 2,127 hitters in the majors.
The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .356 and they score 3.53 runs per outing (28th in MLB). They have notched 56 two-baggers, while walking 154 times and scoring 180 runs. Detroit is sitting with 46 home runs this year as well as 177 runs batted in. They have struck out on 524 occasions (2nd in the league) and are sitting with 374 base knocks. The Detroit Tigers have accounted for an OBP of .294 in addition to a batting average of .225 for the season.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.362 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.43 as a staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.23 (406 strikeouts against 182 free passes). They are sitting at 21st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 416. They have conceded 59 HR's and they concede 4.98 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Detroit pitching staff have given up 243 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.49 (219 earned runs relinquished).
Detroit relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.1% out of 70 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 43 times in high leverage situations in addition to 43 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 44 save situations, the Tigers have earned 25 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. They sit at 16th in baseball holding a save percentage of 61.1%, and they have sent 162 relievers to the mound on the season. Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 18 save chances and they have tallied 11 saves.
In 3,957 innings played, the Tigers hold a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (15th in baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 41 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (22nd in MLB). The Tigers have recorded 452 assists, 32 errors and have earned a total of 1,319 putouts during this campaign.
In his MLB career, Skubal has surrendered 73 hits while earning 86 punch outs in 75 frames. Skubal (2-11 mark in his career) is the owner of a 5.40 earned run average while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 45 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.387 and a FIP of 6.1. His K/BB ratio is 2.77 and he has faced 329 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-150)
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