Yankees vs Angels MLB Odds & Pick for Thursday Night

Written by on April 25, 2019

There can be no denying it, in the world of modern sports, money is king. The teams that have the best players are usually the ones that have the deepest pockets. They can continue to shell out money year after year, moving players and bringing in new ones whenever they feel the need to do so. We have also seen, though, that the teams who spend all the money are not always the ones that are winning championships.

The LA Dodgers, the biggest spenders in the MLB, have been in the World Series in each of the past two seasons, but they have lost to teams who spend a whole lot less. Similarly, the New York Yankees have become known as a team that likes to throw money about, although they have been a little tighter with the purse strings in recent years. The Yankees got a whole lot better last season and are looking for more of the same this year. They will be out on Thursday to try and complete a 4-game sweep of the LA Angels. The Yankees are favored by 1 ½, with the run total set at 8.

Yankees vs Angels MLB Odds & Pick for Thursday Night

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Why bet on the New York Yankees?

You have to give full credit to the Yankees right now, as they currently have no less than 13 players sitting on the DL. They would have the perfect excuse for being on a losing skid, but instead of that, they come into this game having won 6 in a row with the back-ups doing a stellar job all over the ballpark.

They have now won 8 of their last 10 games to move to within a game and a half of the Tampa Bay Rays at the top the AL East. Particularly impressive here is that they have taken the first 3 games of this series while playing on the road, a run that takes them to 6-3 in road games this season. They have a real opportunity to get the sweep here, as they will have Masahiro Tanaka (2-1, 2.76 ERA) bringing the heat on Thursday.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Runs: 5.25
  • Hits: 8.46
  • Walks: 4.00
  • Strike Outs: 9.00

Defense

  • Runs: 3.96
  • Hits: 7.75
  • Walks: 3.38
  • Strike Outs: 9.83

Why bet on the LA Angels?

The excitement of having Mike Trout, arguably the best player in the game right now, sign a long-term deal has quickly faded, as the Angels are now just 9-16 on the season. That is a mark that has them sitting firmly at the bottom of the AL West, 6 ½ games off the pace already.

Yankees vs Angels is going to be a close one.

While the overall record is poor, the Angels have not been getting blown out, as they are making a habit of losing 1-run games, which has happened twice already in this series with the Yankees. The proof of that can be seen in that they are 6-1 ATS when in as an underdog at home. They will hand the ball to Trevor Cahill (1-2, 5.47 ERA) as they look to avoid the series sweep on Thursday night.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Runs: 4.36
  • Hits: 7.80
  • Walks: 3.60
  • Strike Outs: 6.08

Defense

  • Runs: 4.96
  • Hits: 8.44
  • Walks: 3.84
  • Strike Outs: 8.44

Yankees vs Angels MLB Betting Trends

  • NY Yankees are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games this season
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 5 games against an opponent in the American League conference
  • LA Angels are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels’ last 5 games this season

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

For me, this is a pitching match-up that leans very heavily in the favor of the Yankees. With that in mind, I am taking them to win and cover the spread.

Score: New York Yankees 5 – LA Angels 3

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