Angels vs Yankees Series Odds: Trout, Ohtani Invade Bronx for Star-Studded Series

Angels, Yankees Slumping in Advance of First Matchup of Season

Two of the top three offenses in the American League in terms of runs scored will clash in this three-game series featuring a boatload of storylines. It opens with Los Angeles Angels starter Noah Syndergaard’s first start in New York City since he left the Mets this offseason and ends with Shohei Ohtani’s first trip to the Bronx. Two of the three games in this series will be nationally televised. It’s an intriguing, glitzy set in New York and a fun time to analyze the Angels vs Yankees series odds.

Opening Game Information

  • Game: Angels (27-22) at Yankees (33-15)
  • Location: Yankee Stadium
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. ET
  • Television: Bally Sports West, YES, TBS

Ohtani Seeking Revenge from Career-Worst Start

There was plenty of build-up for Ohtani’s pitching debut in Yankee Stadium on June 30, 2021. Four walks, two singles and one hit batter later and the Yanks had gotten to the two-way dynamo for a career-high seven runs – all earned – in just ⅔ of an inning.

Incredibly, the Angels came back and won the game 11-8, but it goes without saying that Ohtani will be seeking some better results when he gets the nod in the series finale Thursday. He’ll also hope to do more damage at the plate than he’s done in his Yankee Stadium career (3-for-24 with nine Ks, although all three hits are home runs).

The 2021 MVP comes into this one on a good note at the plate after clubbing a pair of homers in Sunday’s 11-10 loss to Toronto. He will be facing New York left-hander Jordan Montgomery for the first time on Tuesday.

Syndergaard, Wednesday’s starter Reid Detmers and Ohtani will all try to get some length out of their starts. The Los Angeles bullpen gave up eight runs in 8⅓ innings this weekend vs Toronto and its ERA is now north of 4.00, one of just five teams in the AL with that distinction.

If you’re searching for some Los Angeles Angels betting tips, perhaps their beleaguered pen can point you in a particular direction.

Yankees Coming off Much-Needed Day of Rest

Although there have been a few bumps in the road lately for the New York Yankees, consider that they just finished a run of 23 games in 22 days and went 15-8. There’s still a long way to go before crowning a champion, but that’s the type of stretch that teams look back on as true building blocks to a title.

“It would’ve been nice to finish off a great series down here, but overall I feel like we’re in a pretty good spot,” manager Aaron Boone told reporters in Tampa on Sunday. “Hopefully, we’ll start getting some guys on the mend, too.”

Indeed, the Yankees have had some bumps and bruises of late, but Giancarlo Stanton will be eligible to return by the end of the week. Josh Donaldson and closer Aroldis Chapman could soon follow.

That matters little for this series, however, as New York and its usually mighty lineup has not found a way to produce much without Stanton. It is batting .195 and averaging under three runs per game since he went down, a trend the Yankees hope to turn around against Syndergaard on Tuesday.

Who’s Hot

  • Taylor Ward, Angels RF: Homered and doubled Sunday to raise his average to .359.
  • Max Stassi, Angels C: 8-for-19 over his last five games.
  • Aaron Judge, Yankees RF: Slugged his MLB-leading 18th home run Sunday.
  • Clarke Schmidt, Yankees RP: 6⅔ scoreless innings in four appearances in May.

Who’s Not

  • Mike Trout, Angels CF: 4-for-21 with eight strikeouts over his last five games.
  • Ryan Tepera, Angels RP: Eight earned runs allowed in 7⅔ innings since May 9.
  • Joey Gallo, Yankees RF: 2-for-31 with 15 strikeouts over his last nine games.
  • Aaron Hicks, Yankees CF: Batting .200 with one home run (on April 12) after 0-for-4 on Sunday.

Injury Updates

  • Angels C Kurt Suzuki was available to play Sunday, one day after taking a warm-up pitch off his neck.
  • Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (wrist) was placed on the IL on May 28.
  • Donaldson, who was originally on the COVID list and then placed on the IL with shoulder inflammation, had a recent cortisone shot. He has been with the team working out.

Angels vs Yankees Series Odds Betting Tips

The odds to win the pennant have improved for the Los Angeles Angels since the start of the season, but they’re falling back to the pack. Five straight losses and now they have to visit the AL leader in MLB odds for the World Series.

The Angels vs Yankees series odds reflect as much, but expect a motivated bunch of Angels to enter the Bronx. If you like underdogs, this is one to lean on, especially in the opener and the finale on Thursday.

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