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Baseball odds preview - New York vs. Los Angeles

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Sep 9, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

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Angel Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Los Angeles Angels and the visiting New York Yankees on Friday.

Bartolo Colon, with a record of 8-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Yankees, while the Angels trot Jered Weaver to the mound in this one. He is 16-7 so far in 2011.

View NY Yankees vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Los Angeles opened as -140 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Yankees taking on the American League's No. 5-rated Angels in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Yankees rank No. 5 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 9 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

New York lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Orioles on September 8. Bettors who backed the Orioles at +180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New York lost in extra innings against the Orioles on Thursday as Baltimore edged them 5-4 at Camden Yards.

The Angels were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Seattle on Wednesday at Angel Stadium behind starter Jerome Williams.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Yankees at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games on the road
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
LA Angels are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games at home
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Angels' last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 9 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at LA Angels, Saturday, September 10