C.J. Wilson faces Andy Pettitte in MLB odds action
New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting New York duelling Los Angeles on Friday at Angel Stadium.
Andy Pettitte, with a record of 5-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Yankees, while the Angels trot C.J. Wilson to the mound in this one. He is 4-5 so far in 2013.
This game puts the Angels, most recently No. 11 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Yankees, who rate an American League No. 6 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Yankees average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.
Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.
New York was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as -101 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. New York lost a tight one on Thursday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 3-2 score against Oakland at O.co Coliseum.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 9-5 winner on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Los Angeles at +106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Angels enjoyed a 9-5 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Wednesday, with Jerome Williams throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Camden Yards.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Yankees at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Yankees' last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing LA Angels
NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels' last 9 games at home
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
NY Yankees at LA Angels, Saturday, June 15