New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 5/28/2024

The New York Yankees (37-18) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (20-33) on Tuesday, May 28th. This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim and televised on BSW. Both the Yankees and Angels are looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. First pitch is set for 9:38 ET.

Yankees vs Angels

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Alex Verdugo and the Yankees will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Padres with a 5-2 loss. New York was the slight favorite on the money line going into the game but fell behind early, as the Padres scored four times in the 2nd.

Clarke Schmidt took the loss for the Yankees, going only five innings and giving up four earned runs on three hits. He also issued three walks and hit a batter. The Yankees’ offense scored their only two runs in the of the 9th but couldn was able to complete the comeback.

New York heads into today’s road matchup vs. the Angels with a record of 37-18, putting them in 1st place in the AL East. They currently lead the Orioles by 1.5 games for the top spot in the division. The Yankees closed out their series vs. the Padres with a win and took the series 2-1.

At home, the Yankees are 18-8 this season, and they have gone 19-10 on the road. So far, they are 27-14 as the favorite, and they have gone 10-4 as the underdog. New York’s overall series record is 13-2-2, and they have won three straight series on the road.

When the Yankees win, they win big, with an average run margin of 3.7 runs. They are 31-24 against the run line this season, with an 18-11 record on the road. Their overall run differential is +1.7 runs per game.

Today’s over/under line for the New York Yankees’ game against the Los Angeles Angels is set at 8.5 runs. The Yankees have played 53 games this season, and the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs or higher in 20% of those games. Their combined run average for the season is 8.0 runs per game, and their over/under record is 23-30. Their over/under record when the line is set at 8.5 runs is 13-9, and their games have gone under the line in their last two contests.

Nestor Cortes Gets The Start For The Yankees

New York is sending left-hander Nestor Cortes to the mound today vs. the Angels. He has made 11 starts this season and has a record of 3-4 with an ERA of 3.29. Cortes has pitched well at home, coming in with a 1.12 ERA compared to 6.87 on the road. So far, he has made five starts on the road and has yet to earn a win, going 0-3 in those outings. Cortes is coming off a start in which he didn’t give up an earned run, going five innings vs. the Mariners and picking up the win. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight outings.

Yankees Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, the Yankees are the top home run hitting team in the league and are also near the top of the league in team batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. Overall, they are averaging 4.8 runs per game, which is 7th in the league. One of the keys to their offense has been their ability to avoid strikeouts, as they are 9th in the league in this category.

Juan Soto and Aaron Judge have been two of the Yankees’ top hitters this season, with Soto batting .310 and Judge at .279. Judge’s 17 home runs are 2nd in the league, and he has gone 7/20 over his last six games. Soto has three homers in this stretch but is batting just .261.

The Angels will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Guardians with a 5-4 loss. This was especially tough, as they held a lead going into the 8th inning before the Guardians scored two runs in the top of the 8th. Los Angeles was the -108 favorite at home going into the game.

Reid Detmers got the start for the Angels and took the loss. He only lasted five innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits. Matt Thaiss had a big game at the plate, going 1/2 with a homer and two RBIs.

With an overall record of 20-33, the Angels are 5th in the AL West, eight games behind the Mariners for the division lead. The Angels have dropped three straight games, losing the final game of their series vs. the Guardians and the first two games of this series vs. the Yankees. So far, they have gone 4-2 in divisional games.

At home, the Angels are just 6-19 this season, but they have been much better on the road at 14-14. This year, the Angels are just 5-16 as the home underdog. As for their overall record as the underdog, the Angels are 19-29 and 1-4 when favored. In day games, the Angels are 5-14 this season.

Despite their overall run differential of -0.7 runs per game, the Angels have been a profitable team to bet on the run line this season, going 30-23. They have been especially good on the road, going 19-9 on the run line, compared to 11-14 at home. They have covered the run line in their last two home games and in two straight as an underdog.

The Angels have been involved in high-scoring games this season, with their combined run average sitting at 9.4 runs per game. Their over/under record is 30-22, and when the line is set at 8.5 runs, they have gone over 12 times and under 8 times. Overall, 28.3% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 8.5 runs, and their average line for the season is set at 8 runs.

Griffin Canning Gets The Start For The Angels

Griffin Canning is looking to build off his last outing, where he gave up just two earned runs in five innings of work. In that May 21st outing against the Astros, he finished with a no-decision. Looking back further, Canning has made 10 starts and has a record of 2-4 this season. His ERA is 5.05, along with a WHIP of 1.37. Canning has made two quality starts this year and is averaging 6.27 strikeouts per nine innings. For the season, he has given up nine homers and is walking 3.66 batters per nine innings.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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Los Angeles comes into today’s game with the 4th most home runs in the league and are batting a combined .245, which is 9th in the MLB. So far, they are averaging 4.3 runs per game, which is 16th in the league. The Angels have been a very good home run hitting team this season, but they are just 14th in the league in terms of runs scored.

Over the team’s last six games, Luis Rengifo has gone 10/25, with two homers and five RBIs. Taylor Ward, who is on a three-game hitting streak, leads the team with 32 RBIs and is batting .274 for the season. Jo Adell and Mike Trout are both tied for 2nd on the team with 10 homers, but Adell is batting just .221, and Trout is hitting .220.

Yankees vs Angels Prediction

Our recommended pick for today’s Yankees vs. Angels game is to take the Angels on the money line, where they are offering a payout of +148. With this payout, we really like the value you can get by taking the Angels to win outright.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Griffin Canning finishing with five strikeouts, which would have him ranked 14th among today’s starters. As for Nestor Cortes, his projected strikeout total is five, which would have him ranked 15th.

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