MLB Series Preview: Yankees vs Angels Betting Odds, Can Streaky Angels Cause Problems for Bombers?

Yankees in Charge of Destiny, but Certainly Want Wins Anytime they Can Find Them!

Yankees vs Angels Betting Odds: The New York Yankees’ lead in the American League East continues to dwindle after splitting a West Coast series against the Oakland Athletics. The Bombers’ lead in the standings is down to 7.5 games over the Tampa Bay Rays. That’s the closest this division has been since June 10th. New York is just 14-22 since the All-Star break, Despite their struggles, the oddsmakers have made the Los Angeles Angels a -180 home dog.

Before we dive deeper into our Yankees vs Angels betting odds preview, it’s important to note that New York has beaten Los Angeles in 36 of their last 53 meetings and seven of 10 in Los Angeles. A small trend with the over is forming with winners in five of their last six get-togethers but starting pitching may be the key to cashing your bet tonight. The Angels allowed just three runs in their weekend series win against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Game Information

    • Matchup: New York Yankees (78-50) at Los Angeles Angels (55-73)
    • Location: Angels Stadium, Anaheim, California
    • Day/Time:
    • Television: YES, BSW, MLBN

Yankees Continue Massive Road Trip

Fresh off a split in Oakland, the Yankees continue a 10-day road trip with a stop in Anaheim to take on the Angels. The Yankees are 78-50 on the season, but bettors continue to struggle betting New York (-434) units because the money line on their games has been too high to profit from.

Tonight, New York is a significant favorite again, making the total a more attractive option. The road is where New York bettors struggle, winning just 33 of 63 games away from the stadium.

That mediocrity has cost bettors 848 units on a $100 wager. The Yankees have met Los Angeles once this season in late May with the pinstripes sweeping a three-game series while allowing just three runs in the process.

Aaron Boone’s team looked as if they were going to break out of their 3-14 slump after five straight wins, but losing the last two against the Athletics (48-81) delivers a major blow to that renewed confidence. New York scored just three runs in those losses.

Too Late for Angels but Confidence is High

Over the weekend we got a glimpse of what should have been a terrific year in Los Angeles. Phil Nevin’s team outscored the Toronto Blue Jays 22-3 and didn’t give up a run for the first 21 innings of the three-game set.

Although the Angels still may be under .500 for the month, their fourth straight losing month, the offense is on pace to score more runs since May.

It’s their pitching that has been the catalyst for their success, allowing just 3.81 runs per game. They’ve had major issues winning one-run ball games, losing 22 of 32 this season. When your staff gives your club every chance to compete, that’s when a team starts to become a reliable wager whether it’s a side or total wager.

Betting Sets Up ‘Pros vs Joes’ Match-up

On paper, the NY Yankees standings should be able to increase their lead with what looks like an easy series against the Angels but it’s the Los Angeles Angels odds that look to be the attractive option here. The number hasn’t budged much since its -180 consensus send-out.

A small bump up is likely to happen before the first pitch.

The public has come strong with 68% of all tickets written on the Angels, but the money has forced the number to stay put with 57% of the money bet on New York. The betting on the total (8 -110) is similarly split. We conclude our Yankees vs Angels betting odds preview by recommending that the Angels run-line (+1.5 -115) is the safest option as continue to ride their confidence and pitching.

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