Yankees vs. Angels MLB Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Angels are -152 money line favorites over the Yankees, who are +140 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 8 runs as Andy Pettitte will take on C.J. Wilson in the pitching matchup.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Angels opened as -125 money line favorites but their odds have climbed up to -152, while the Yankees' odds have gone from +115 up to +140. New York enters play with a 37-29 overall record and is 18-16 on the road, while L.A. is 28-38 overall and 15-18 on the road.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 55% of the betting public currently favors New York. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take New York. According to latest MLB trends, New York Yankees are 7-2 last 9 in game 1 of a series, 10-3 in Pettitte's last 13 Friday starts and 13-6 last 19 when their opponent scores five runs or more in their previous game. Angels are 1-5 last 6 home games, 1-6 in Wilson's last 7 starts, and 6-14 last 20 during game 1 of a series.
Both teams are struggling though the Yankees fell at red-hot Oakland, who just keeps rolling at home. New York sends out left-hander Andy Pettitte, who usually manages to keep his team in the game. The Angels are hitting just .216 against left-handers compared to .266 against right-handers. Pettitte is 14-11 with a 4.49 ERA in 31 career starts against the Angels. Pettitte has allowed just two or less runs in three of his last four starts. He allowed just one run on June 8 against Seattle, throwing just 85 pitches in 7.1 innings. That was his 250th career win. C.J. Wilson is 1-3 against the Yankees (3.43 ERA). Wilson has struggled this year as he's coming off giving up 12 runs in his last three starts. He allowed 11 hits and walks in just five innings and three earned runs at Boston on June 8. The Yankees scored just eight runs in their last three games at Oakland in a difficult place to hit against strong pitching. They'll bounce back with a strong performance led by Pettitte against a scuffling Angels team.
MLB FREE PICK: NEW YORK YANKEES +140