As the New York Yankees shoot for a sweep of the LA Angels of Anaheim on Sunday afternoon, this baseball betting adviser sees value on the money line & run total odds.
Angels-Yanks Sunday Betting Odds
As of early Sunday morning most books were chalking New York and CC Sabathia at around -115 over Anaheim and fellow lefty CJ Wilson, with an OVER/UNDER of 8.5 runs.
New York has taken the first two games of this series, by scores of 8-7 and 8-2. So the Yanks (31-25) have won five games in a row, while the Angels (28-28) have lost four in a row.
Also, both games in this series have played OVER the totals.
Sunday's Starting Pitchers
Sabathia (2-7, 5.45) held Seattle to two runs through 5 2/3 innings Tuesday night, but in his two previous starts he gave up 11 runs in less than nine innings against Texas and Oakland. On the season Sabby is just four-for-11 on quality starts, and New York is only 4-7 in his starts.
Sabathia last started against the Angels two years ago, when he allowed five runs in two outings, covering 14 innings.
Wilson (3-4, 3.55) just gave up five runs in six innings Tuesday against Tampa Bay, and over his last four starts, covering 23 innings, he's allowed 14 runs. On the season Wilson is six-for-11 on quality starts, but the Angels are only 5-6 for him.
Wilson started twice against the Yankees last year, holding them to four runs through 14 innings.
Sunday's Batting Splits
New York ranks 17th in the Majors this season with a .317 team OBP against left-handed pitching, while Anaheim ranks 24th against lefties with a .307 OBP.
Angels-Yanks Sunday Free Picks
Neither starting pitcher instills much betting confidence at the moment, but we'll take New York on a “streak” play with our MLB pick. Also, both teams are trending OVER the MLB odds as of late, and the OVERS are 13-8 in games played at Yankee Stadium this season.
MLB Picks: New York -109 at 5Dimes and OVER 8.5 runs at GT Bets