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MLB Betting: Yankees vs. Angels

Riding a four-game winning streak and coming off a sweep of Oakland the New York Yankees continue their west coast swing tonight with the start of a three-game series with the Los Angeles Angels.

Ivan Nova (4-3, 4.67) gets the start for the Yankees tonight while Jered Weaver (6-4, 2.10) gets the ball for the Angels. Nova gave up four runs in five hits in 3 2-3 innings againt Seattle in his last start, while Weaver pitched a complete game shutout versus Minnesota last time out.

View NY Yankees vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Angels as -165 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 7-ranked Angels and the American League No. 1-rated Yankees in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 11-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Yankees defense that ranks No. 5 in the American League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Angels have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, more than Yankees batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 5-rated defense.

The Yankees were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, a 4-2 final on Wednesday in support of A.J. Burnett at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Royals on June 1. Bettors who backed the Royals at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Tim Collins in a losing cause, 2-0, against Kansas City on Wednesday.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5


A few Yankees at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
LA Angels are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games

Next up:
NY Yankees at LA Angels, Saturday, June 4

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