2012 New York vs LA Angels Betting Preview
Don’t look now, but the Los Angeles Angels are above .500. The Angels have rattled off eight straight wins, and they are beginning to look like the team most expected to see before the season.
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New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Preview
Starting Pitchers: New York (Nova) vs. Los Angeles (Santana)
Date/Time: May 30, 10:05 p.m. EST on ESPN2
MLB Gambling Odds from TopBet
Moneyline: Los Angeles (-119) New York (+109)
Runline: Angels -1.5 (+170) Yankees +1.5 (-200)
Still, the Angels have a long ways to go to be a serious contender in the loaded American League.
The Angels take on the Yankees in this game which will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
The Yankees sit in the third place in the crowded AL East standings, but they are only a couple games from the bottom of the division after last night’s loss.
The Bronx Bombers offense hasn’t been consistent of late, and it has hurt the team. New York was shut down by Dan Haren last night.
The offense hasn’t been bad, but expectations are extremely high for this group. They are eighth in runs scored this season. New York has to be a bit disappointed with Ivan Nova’s season in 2012 thus far.
Nova has a 5.46 ERA this year, and he has allowed at least six hits in every start this season.
Ervin Santana has had a lot of bad luck this year. The Angels offense simply hasn’t hit the ball at all for him. The Angels are 3-11 in Santana’s last 14 starts. Still, Santana has a brilliant 2.89 ERA in his last three starts, and he seems to be rounding into form.
The biggest problem for the Angels in 2012 has been the offense. Over the last couple weeks, Albert Pujols has really turned it on and that has given the offense a major boost.
Mark Trumbo leads the team with a .338 average and nine homers this year. Mike Trout is proving to be a terrific leadoff hitter for the Angels.
The Angels are 1-6 in Santana’s last 7 starts against the Yankees.
I think the value is with the underdog in this one.
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