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Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees Total Pick

Time: 7 PM EST Monday August 4, 2014 ESPN

Location: Yankee Stadium, New York, New York

The New York Yankees host the Detroit Tigers in an American League match up.

In their last games: The Tigers beat the Colorado Rockies 4-0 and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7.

Anibal Sanchez had a solid start for the Tigers and in their 4-0 win they only gave up 4 hits.

Brett Gardner had a tie breaking hit in the 6th inning and the Yankees bullpen did the rest in the 8-7 win over the Red Sox.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Tigers are 41-14 in Max Scherzer’s last 55 starts.

The Tigers are 6-1 in Scherzer’s last 7 starts against the Yankees.

The Yankees are 4-0 in Brandon McCarthy’s last 4 starts.

In the last 7 games between these 2 teams the Over record is 5-1-1.

Pitching Match Up
Detroit Tigers: Max Scherzer (13-3, 3.27 ERA)
New York Yankees: Brandon McCarthy (3-0, 2.55 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Tigers -116 / Yankees +106
Run Line: Detroit -1.5 +135
Total Line: 7.5 Over -105

Straight up, Over/Under and Runline Records
Detroit Tigers: 61-47 SU / O/U 57-47 / Run Line W/L 51-57
New York Yankees: 57-53 SU / O/U 48-60 / Run Line W/L 55-55

Key Betting Trends
• DET is 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
• DET is 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record.
• DET has an Under record of 7-3 in their last 10 games.
• NY is 7-3 in their last 10 home games.
• NY is 9-4 in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
• NY has an Under record of 8-3-2 in their last 13 games.

Key Player Injuries

Nick Castellanos Right index finger contusion day-to-day(7/29)
Andy Dirks Recovery from back surgery on 60-day DL(3/29)
Joel Hanrahan Recovery from right elbow surgery on 60-day DL(5/2)
Jose Iglesias Bilateral tibial stress fractures on 60-day DL(3/29)
Luke Putkonen Right elbow inflammation on 60-day DL(4/19)
Bruce Rondon Right elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(3/29)

Kelly Johnson Strained left groin on 15-day DL(7/23)
Ivan Nova Right elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(4/20)
Michael Pineda Muscle strain, right shoulder on 60-day DL(5/6)
CC Sabathia Right knee surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(5/11)
Masahiro Tanaka Right elbow inflammation on 15-day DL(7/9)

Total Pick:

Detroit is 6-1 in Max Scherzer’s 7 career starts against the Yankees, but his pitching line hasn’t been impressive with 8 runs allowed in 15 and 1/3 innings pitching over his last 3 against New York. Yankees’ starter Brandon McCarthy impressed in his first 3 starts for New York with 3 runs allowed in 18 and 2/3 innings. However, he gave up 4 in his latest and will be facing his toughest test so far in a Yankee uniform. Don’t forget that he was 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA with Arizona this season before the trade.
Take Over 7.5

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