MLB Picks: Bet Angels & Yankees to go OVER 8

Jeff Grant

Monday, August 12, 2013 11:44 AM GMT

Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 11:44 AM GMT

The New York Yankees are starting to get contributions from Alex Rodriguez and Alfonso Soriano at the plate, as they prepare to open up a four-game series Monday.


Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this American League matchup at Yankee Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

Check out our Monday Morning MLB Odds & Betting Lines Report.

Bad spot

Los Angeles has dropped seven of its last nine road games, including a 6-5 setback to the Cleveland Indians as +169 underdogs Sunday, while going OVER the betting total of 8.5.

The Angels are 2-10 as road underdogs of +125 to +150 this season, with the OVER going 7-5 in that situation.

Inconsistent  

New York picked up a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers yesterday afternoon, but it’s important to point out that the club hasn’t won back-to-back games since July 10-12. 

MLB handicappers will find that the Bronx Bombers are 3-0 as home favorites of -150 to -175, with the OVER cashing in two of those opportunities. 

Richards 

Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards (3-4, 4.20 ERA) is 1-0 with a 2.50 ERA in three outings since taking Joe Blanton’s spot in the rotation, but he didn’t earn a decision in a 8-3 home defeat to the Texas Rangers last time out.

The right-hander is 1-2 with a 4.89 ERA in 18 road appearances (three starts), with opposing hitters batting .265 against him. 

In two career games (one start) versus the Yankees, Richards has gone 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA. 

Kuroda 

Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda (10-7, 2.45 ERA) suffered a 3-2 road defeat to the Chicago White Sox last time out, as he allowed three runs and nine hits over seven frames. 

The right-hander is 6-2 with a 1.74 ERA in 10 home games, issuing 12 walks and striking out 44 batters in 62 combined innings. 

In five lifetime outings versus the Angels, Kuroda has compiled a 2-2 record and 2.67 ERA.

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Prediction

I’m going to recommend that readers play the total with their MLB picks, as the OVER is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in this series when played in the Bronx. 

MLB Pick:  Over 8

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