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Bet on the MLBThe New York Yankees find themselves in a 0-2 hole and without their stalwart shortstop, Derek Jeter as they travel to Motown on Tuesday night to face the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS. Gametime in Comerica Park is 8:00 PM ET and you can view the action on TBS.
Game 1 was an epic battle with the Yankees (0-2) coming back in the bottom of the ninth with 4 runs to tie the score at 4 all and force extra innings. But the extra frames proved to be fatal for New York, not just in losing this one 6-4, but also seeing their overall playoff hopes diminish when Jeter broke his ankle in the final inning as well. Detroit (2-0) answered the bell in game two by sending out Anibel Sanchez who responded with 7 solid shutout innings in the Tigers eventual 3-0 triumph.
Things will not get any easier for the Bronx Bombers in this one, with righthander Justin Verlander taking the hill for the Tigers with another righty, Phil Hughes throwing for N.Y. Verlander pitched a complete game shutout vs. Oakland last Thursday. Hughes pitched well for the Yanks that same day going 6 and 2/3 innings allowing just 1 earned run. Against right-handed pitchers, the Yankees are 58-43 overall, and 6-2 in their last 10 games. Also against righties, the Tigers are 62-49 on the year, going 6-1 in their last 10.
New York is 17-8 SU in their last 25 games, and 2-4 SU in their last 6 games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 games. The Tigers are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games, and 5-0 SU in their last 5 at home. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 9 games, but OVER in 4 of their last 6 at home.
Between these two teams, the Yankees are 2-4 SU against the Tigers. The total has gone OVER in 4 of the last 6 meetings between the two. The total has gone OVER in 6 of the last 9 games between the two in Detroit.
Detroit is a prohibitive home favorite from Bet Royal's baseball betting odds at a -$180 and New York is posted at a +$170. As a favorite, the Tigers are 70-56 on the year, and 7-2 in their last 10 games. As the dog, the Yankees are 17-18 overall, and have not been listed as an underdog in their last 10 games. The O/U of 7 total runs is available if you're willing to wager $125 to win $100.
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