DJ LeMahieu and the surging New York Yankees will be taking the field versus the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in a Thursday showdown. This AL matchup will get going at 9:07 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to YES Network.
New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds
Las Vegas has New York (-115) as the favorite over Los Angeles (+105). The total currently stands at 8 runs and bettors can play the over for -115 and the under for -105. There’s a runline of Yankees -1.5 (+130) and Angels +1.5 (-150) for this matchup.
The Angels are 13-11 against the spread (ATS), but only 9-16 straight up (SU). The team has lost 6.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 1.7 units ATS. The Yankees have gone 14-10 SU this year and are 12-11 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 6.3 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in this young season, but have gained 0.2 units ATS.
Angels games have had an over/under record of 8-15-1 so far in 2019. Yankees games have gone under 12 times, gone over 11 times and pushed on zero instances.
The right-handed Masahiro Tanaka is the probable starter for the visiting Yankees. Tanaka is 2-1 with a 2.76 ERA and 28 strikeouts. He has yet to face Los Angeles this year, but he made two starts against the team in 2018, putting together a 2-0 record with a 1.50 ERA and 17 strikeouts.
The Angels will deploy righty Trevor Cahill (1-2, 5.47 ERA) to the mound. Cahill has 23 strikeouts and six walks as well as a 1.18 WHIP. Cahill only made one start against the Yankees in 2018 (1-0, 3.60 ERA and three strikeouts across five innings).
New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.33 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 9.51 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.05, along with a K/9 of 10.28.
The Yankees offense has slashed .251/.338/.450 on its way to 5.3 runs scored per game this season, including 5.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (5-0 SU).
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres have led New York’s offense. LeMahieu is slashing .282/.333/.400 with 24 hits, 13 RBIs and 13 runs scored, while Torres is hitting .247 with 23 hits, four homers, 10 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
In the home-team dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starters have a 5.96 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.68 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 10.2 K/9.
Los Angeles’ offense is putting up 4.4 runs per outing, including 5.0 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .253/.325/.489 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.
Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and left fielder David Fletcher have led the Angels’ hitters so far. Simmons is slashing .267/.282/.446 with three home runs, 13 RBIs and 11 runs scored, and Fletcher’s line sits at .291/.333/.380 with 23 hits, five RBIs and 11 runs scored.
The Yankees have lost 3.8 units and are 11-9 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 11 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 0.3 units and are 10-6 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s cashed in seven of those games, compared to eight that went under the total.
Yankees at Angels Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER
- The over has hit in three of New York’s last seven games.
- The Yankees have won eight of their last nine games SU while the Angels have dropped nine of their last 10.
- Los Angeles has recorded 23.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.0 over its last five.
- The Yankees have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
- The Yankees have a team OPS of .789 this season and an OPS of .803 against right-handed pitchers. The Angels’ OPS sits at .718 overall and .733 against righties.