Free MLB Pick: Yankees vs Angels Odds
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Date: Friday August 19th
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California
MLB Betting Lines: Yankees -135
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
Probable Pitchers: Yankees RH Masahiro Tanaka (9-4, 3.40 ERA) vs. Angels RH Jered Weaver (8-10, 5.32)
The Yankees and Angels meet on Friday night for the first of a three game set at Angel Stadium. In early June, the Yankees swept a four game set at Yankee Stadium.
After being within a few games of the second wild card spot the Yankees have lost three out of their last four games to fall 5.5 games behind. The Angeles on the other hand have been out of the playoff race all year.
On the mound for the Yankees will be Masahiro Tanaka and for the Angels it will be Jered Weaver. Tanaka is 9-4 with a 3.40 ERA on the season while Weaver is 8-10 with a 5.32 ERA.
New York Yankees
The Yankees have gotten terrific production from rookies Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge over the last few days.
Sanchez is hitting .360 to go along with five homers and 11 RBI in 13 games. Judge is batting .389 with two homers and four RBI in only five games.
The problem for the Yankees has been their inconsistent starting pitching over the last few days. Luis Severino and C.C. Sabathia have struggled recently.
The bullpen has had some concerns as well since they traded Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller.
The Yankees are 17-7 in 24 Tanaka starts this year.
Tanaka is 4-3 with a 2.52 ERA on the road this season.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels have been one of the biggest disappointments in baseball so far. The Angels are 20 games under .500.
A big reason for their struggles has been poor poor pitching. The Angels are 25th in baseball in ERA (4.61) and 26th in quality starts with only 45.
Albert Pujols is only hitting .249 this season but he has 22 homers and 93 RBI.
Mike Trout leads the Angels with 23 homers to go along with a strong .310 batting average and 77 RBI. Yunel Escobar has been a nice addition with a team leading .316 average.
The Angels are 10-13 in 23 Weaver starts this year.
Weaver is 4-4 with a 5.17 ERA at home this season.
MLB Betting Trends
- The Yankees are 12-3 in their last 15 vs. American League West.
- The Yankees are 13-3 in Tanakas last 16 starts on grass.
- The Yankees are 24-9 in Tanakas last 33 starts vs. a team with a losing record
- The Yankees are 45-22 in Tanakas last 67 starts.
- The Angels are 17-35 in their last 52 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- The Angels are 8-19 in their last 27 vs. American League East.
- The Angels are 3-13 in their last 16 games on grass.
- The Angels are 1-5 in Weavers last 6 starts with 4 days of rest.
Free New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Prediction:
The Yankees have a huge edge with Tanaka on the mound.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Yankees RL
The Yankees have a few terrific rookies in Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge. Look for them to do damage in this game.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: New York 7 Los Angeles 3
I expect the Yankees to jump on Weaver early on in an easy win.
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