Angels vs. Yankees Free Pick
BRONX, NEW YORK (ATS Consultants) – The Yankees are coming off their first series win in over a month and will look to keep the momentum building tonight when they open a new series with the Angels at 7:05PM ET.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Yankees are -166 money line favorites over the Angels, who are +153 on the ML. With Hiroki Kuroda set to face Garrett Richards, the over/under total is currently sitting at 8 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Yankees opened as -148 money line favorites but their odds have jumped to -166, while the Angels are now +153 after opening as +136 underdogs. Los Angeles is 53-63 overall and 23-31 on the road, while New York is 59-57 overall and 31-26 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 63% 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 the under. According to latest MLB trends, Los Angeles Angels are: 3-8-1 last 12 under during game 1 of series and 1-5 last 6 under on Monday. New York Yankees are: 5-15-3 last 23 under vs. American League West, 6-22-1 last 29 under in Kuroda's starts with the total set at 7.0-8.5 and 9-25-2 last 36 under when Kuroda is a favorite.
The Angels are coming off beating Cleveland in two of three, but they have a tough task on Monday night when they have to take on Hiroki Kuroda (10-7, 2.45 ERA). The 38-year old right-hander has been the most consistent Yankees' hurler all season and was 3-0 with an 0.55 ERA in July. He wasn't sharp in his last start against the White Sox on August 6, and still allowed just three runs in seven innings. Garrett Richards (3-4, 4.20 ERA) is 1-0 with a 2.50 ERA since returning to the rotation on July 27. He is allowing opponents to bat just .222 in his last seven starts. The Angels are short-handed with Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick on the disabled list. Expect Kuroda to have his command back and for this game to be a low-scoring one.
2013 MLB FREE PICK: ANGELS/YANKEES UNDER 8