Angels vs. Yankees MLB Prediction
Following a brutal loss on Wednesday night in which they surrendered seven runs in the top of the ninth, the Yankees will now attempt to salvage a series split with the Angels on Thursday afternoon. Will the Halos pull off yet another upset?
915 Los Angeles Angels (+160) at 916 New York Yankees (-175); o/u 10
7:10 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 1, 2021
Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
Los Angeles Angels DFS Spin
Already with one homer on the day, Jared Walsh hit a game-tying grand slam in the top of the ninth Wednesday as the Angels came back to beat the Yankees 11-8. This one was truly stunning. The Yankees knocked Shohei Ohtani out of the game by scoring seven runs in the top of the first, and it didn't look like the Angels would ever get back into it. In truth, they probably wouldn't have minded had the game been called during a long rain delay, saving some wear on the bullpen. It was only in the ninth, when Aroldis Chapman opened the door by walking three batters, that the Angels rallied, with Walsh hitting the first grand slam ever given up by the Yankees closer. That tied it, and the Angels went on to score three more times off Lucas Luetge to win the game. Walsh, who previously delivered a solo shot in the fifth, is up to 20 homers this season.
New York Yankees DFS SPIN
Aroldis Chapman walked three and gave up his first ever grand slam Wednesday against the Angels. Chapman entered with a four-run lead in the ninth, so it wasn't a save situation, meaning he wasn't charged with a blown save on one of the worst nights of his career. Chapman just couldn't locate his fastball tonight, and when he threw Jared Walsh a get-me-over-slider on a 1-0 count, Walsh yanked it out of the park to tie the game. Chapman has given up 11 runs in 5 2/3 innings in his last eight appearances. He was incredibly dominant prior to this run, and he'll probably figure things out soon enough. Perhaps the Yankees could give him a brief break from the closer's role, though, and go to Chad Green and Jonathan Loaisiga for a spell.
Angels vs. Yankees Betting Prediction
The Angels are 8-3 in their last 11 games following a win and are 10-4 in their last 14 games after scoring five runs or more in their previous game. The Yankees, meanwhile, are 1-5 in their last six games overall, are 1-4 in thie rlast five games as a favorite and are 1-4 in their last five games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES ANGELS +160