New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels Matchup

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The New York Yankees are heading west to take on the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. This AL matchup will begin at 10:07 p.m. ET and YES Network is in line to showcase the game.

New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels Odds

Los Angeles (+155) is the underdog to New York (-165) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at eight runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -120 for the under and +100 for the over. Gamblers can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Yankees -1.5 runs (-115) and Angels 1.5 runs (-105).

The Yankees have gone 15-9 SU this year and are 13-10 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 0.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline over the early part of the year, despite having gained 1.3 units ATS. The Angels, on the other hand, are 16-9 SU and 13-12 ATS. They’ve gained 6.8 units for moneyline bettors and 1.9 units ATS.

Los Angeles games have had an over/under record of 14-11 so far in 2018. The Yankees have been a decent over bet with a total record of 16-6-1.

The right-handed Luis Severino is the probable starter for the visiting Yankees. Severino is 4-1 with a 2.32 ERA and 34 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Angels this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-1, 7.50 ERA and five strikeouts across six innings).

The Angels are handing the ball to lefty Andrew Heaney (0-1, 9.64 ERA), who’s got 13 strikeouts and three walks, as well as a 1.71 WHIP. Heaney did not record a start against the Yankees in 2017.

New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starters own a 4.05 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.24 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.76, along with a WHIP of 1.27 and a K/9 of 13.11.

The Yankees offense has slashed .263/.355/.475 on its way to 6.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 7.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (5-0 SU).

New York’s offense has been led by shortstop Didi Gregorius and right fielder Aaron Judge, who’ve collectively belted 16 home runs. Gregorius is slashing .354/.452/.793 with nine home runs, 29 RBIs and 21 runs scored, while Judge has a .337 average with seven homers, 17 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

Gregorius did not do especially well against lefties on the road last year, putting up a slash line of .235/.278/.324 across 72 such plate appearances (his overall season line was .287/.317/.478).

For the home team, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game overall in 2018. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.97, a WHIP of 1.39 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.3. The bullpen has a 3.25 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

The Los Angeles offense has put up 5.0 runs per contest, including 2.7 per game over its last 10 games and 3.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .181/.257/.368 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Angels’ batters have been led by right fielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Trout is hitting .295/.404/.663 with 10 home runs, 18 RBIs, 20 runs and five stolen bases, and Simmons has put up a line of .318/.396/.471 with three homers, 13 RBIs and 17 runs.

Compared to his total season slash line of .306/.442/.629, Trout enjoyed hitting against right-handed pitching at home in 2017, slashing .352/.468/.753 over 203 such plate appearances.

The Yankees have gained 0.8 units and are 5-2 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in five of those games, as opposed to two that’ve hit the under against lefties. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 5.5 units and are 11-8 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 11 of those games, as opposed to eight that’ve gone under.

New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in four of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The New York defense has allowed 10 errors over the last 10 games, compared to four errors for Los Angeles over its last 10.
  • The Yankees have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.