Yankees vs. Tigers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/21/2022

by | Apr 21, 2022

Entering Thursday’s matchup with the New York Yankees (7-5), the Detroit Tigers (4-7) are on a three-game losing streak. The contest starts at 1:10 PM ET with the Yankees listed as -166 favorites, while the are +143 underdogs who may be heading for a fourth straight defeat. Jordan Montgomery will get the ball for New York while Detroit counter with Michael Pineda.

Yankees vs. Tigers Spread and Betting Line

Yankees vs Tigers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Yankees -166 +143 8 -119 -101 -1.5 -105 -115

Computer Predictions for Yankees vs. Tigers

Our computer pick: Detroit Tigers (+143) and Over (8)

Yankees vs. Tigers Game Info

  • New York Yankees probable starting pitcher: Jordan Montgomery
  • Detroit Tigers probable starting pitcher: Michael Pineda
  • Game Day: Thursday, April 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Stadium: Comerica Park

New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers Pitching Matchup

Montgomery Pineda
2 GS 0
0-0 W-L 0-0
3.24 ERA
8.1 IP 0
3 BB 0
6 SO 0

Yankees Starter Jordan Montgomery

  • Montgomery (0-0) gets the start for the Yankees, his third of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Friday, the lefty tossed five scoreless innings against the Baltimore Orioles while surrendering three hits.
  • In two games this season, he has compiled a 3.24 ERA and averages 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .226 against him.
  • The opposing Tigers offense has a collective .207 batting average, and is 25th in the league with 72 total hits and 26th in MLB play with 33 runs scored. It has the 26th-ranked slugging percentage (.308) and ranks 28th in home runs (six) in all of MLB.

Tigers Starter Michael Pineda

  • Pineda gets the nod for the Tigers and will make his first start of the season.
  • The right-hander is making his first start of the year. The 33-year-old did not make an appearance on the mound last season.
  • The Yankees are batting .221 this season, 19th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .350 (19th in the league) with 11 home runs.

Yankees Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Yankees have been favored 11 times and won six, or 54.5%, of those games.
  • New York has entered seven games this season favored by -166 or more and is 4-3 in those contests.
  • The Yankees have a 62.4% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • New York’s games have gone over the total in three of their 11 chances.
  • The Yankees have an ATS record of 5-6-0 in 11 games with a spread this season.

Tigers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Tigers have come away with four wins in the 11 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Detroit has been listed as an underdog of +143 or more on two occasions this season and lost both games.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Tigers have a 41.2% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Detroit and their opponents have hit the over in four of their 11 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Tigers are 4-7-0 against the spread in their 11 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Yankees Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Anthony Rizzo paces the Yankees in home runs (four) and runs batted in (10).
  • Rizzo is fifth in homers and eighth in RBI among all hitters in baseball.
  • Rizzo has collected a hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .200 with a double, a home run, three walks and three RBI.
  • Aaron Hicks is hitting .303 with a home run and seven walks.
  • Hicks is 78th in home runs and 153rd in RBI among all major league batters this season.
  • Hicks has five straight games with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with four walks and an RBI.
  • DJ LeMahieu has accumulated a team-high batting average of .306.
  • LeMahieu will look to build on his two-game hitting in this game. During his last five outings he is batting .316 with two walks and two RBI.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa has three doubles and three walks while batting .286.
Anthony Rizzo 12 .231 .412 .590 4 10 9
Aaron Hicks 12 .303 .415 .394 1 3 10
DJ LeMahieu 11 .306 .405 .444 1 4 11
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 11 .286 .342 .371 0 1 10
Aaron Judge 12 .250 .327 .409 1 2 11

Tigers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Austin Meadows is hitting .312 with a triple and six walks.
  • In all of the big leagues, Meadows is 190th in homers and 206th in RBI.
  • Meadows has collected a hit in five games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .211 with three walks and two RBI.
  • Spencer Torkelson been a consistent power bat this season, as he paces his team with two home runs and five RBI.
  • Torkelson is 29th in homers and 74th in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Miguel Cabrera paces the Tigers’ lineup with a .333 batting average.
  • Eric Haase is hitting .182 with a double, a home run and two walks.
Austin Meadows 9 .312 .436 .375 0 2 10
Spencer Torkelson 11 .194 .359 .419 2 5 6
Miguel Cabrera 11 .333 .390 .389 0 3 12
Eric Haase 9 .182 .250 .364 1 2 4
Jeimer Candelario 11 .171 .244 .244 0 2 7

Betting Tips for Yankees vs. Tigers

Our best bet is the Tigers on the moneyline at +143 after taking a look at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the total score will over the total of 8 runs.

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