Sabathia vs. Angels at Yankee Stadium
Lefthander CC Sabathia will get the ball for the New York Yankees on Tuesday night as they continue their home MLB betting series against the Los Angeles Angels.
Sabathia sits at just 9-10 with a 4.73 ERA on the season, and he's 7-8 with a 4.08 ERA over his 17 career starts against the Angels. The lefthander, though, beat Los Angeles on June 16 on the road by allowing just two runs over eight innings pitched.
Los Angeles puts its faith in starter Jason Vargas to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-4.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Angels listed as underdogs of +-145 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
This game matches up the No. 12 (Yankees) and the No. 9 (Angels) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 14 ranked American League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Yankees have been averaging 8 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
Los Angeles was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Yankees. They lost as +160 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 2-1 on Monday behind a start from Hiroki Kuroda at Yankee Stadium.
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 2-8
A few Angels at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Angels' last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Angels' last 12 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
LA Angels are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games
LA Angels are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games on the road
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Yankees' last 12 games when playing at home against LA Angels
LA Angels at NY Yankees, Wednesday, August 14