Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Yankees Betting Preview

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The Los Angeles Angels will be squaring off against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. This AL showdown will begin at 1:05 p.m. ET and Fox Sports West will be airing the game.

Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Los Angeles (+140) as the underdog to New York (-150). Bettors can wager on the games total with odds posted at +110 for over 9 runs and -130 for under 9. The games runline odds stand at -155 for taking the Angels +1.5 runs and +135 for the Yankees -1.5.

The Angels have gone 29-23 SU this year and are 25-26 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 2.5 units for moneyline bettors through the early part of the season, despite having lost 0.6 units ATS. Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 32-16 SU and 25-22 ATS. They’ve gained 8.5 units for moneyline bettors and 2.1 units ATS. New York has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven outings and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Yankees games have an over/under record of 27-18-2 so far in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 23-25-3.

Right-hander Garrett Richards is the probable starter for Los Angeles. Richards is 4-3 with a 3.31 ERA and 57 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with two strikeouts and a 27.00 ERA against New York this year.

The Yankees are going with righty Masahiro Tanaka (5-2, 4.95 ERA), who has 50 strikeouts and 14 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.10. Tanaka is 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.

Los Angeles pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.63 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.17 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.65, along with a K/9 of 9.09.

Angels hitters have slashed .249/.326/.420 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.0 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.6 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and right fielder Mike Trout continue to lead Los Angeles offense. Simmons is slashing .328/.394/.457 with three home runs, 30 RBIs, 30 runs and five stolen bases, while Trout is hitting .313 with 17 homers, 34 RBIs, 45 runs and 12 stolen bases.

For the home team, New York’s pitching staff has allowed 4.4 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 4.16, a WHIP of 1.24 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.5. The bullpen has a 3.54 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 12.4 K/9.

New York’s offense has produced 5.9 runs per outing, including 6.3 per game over its last 10 games and 6.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .254/.316/.576 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have paced the Yankees offense so far. Judge is slashing .287/.420/.580 with 14 home runs, 39 RBIs and 38 runs scored, while Stanton’s line is .251/.329/.487 with 11 homers, 28 RBIs and 34 runs scored.

Compared to his total season slash line of .284/.422/.627, Judge performed well against righty pitching at home last season, slashing .318/.424/.771 over 257 such plate appearances.

The Angels have gained 4.5 units and are 21-19 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 18 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 2.6 units and are 16-14 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 20 of those games, compared to nine that went under the total.

Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The Angels have won three of their last four games SU.
  • New York has posted 27.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.0 over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.