Leading up to game three of this American League battle, the Angels (48-48, 26-22 home) will send Chase Silseth to the mound to take on the Yankees (50-46, 22-23 away) and Carlos Rodón. Find out who I like to come out on top in this New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels matchup in Anaheim.
NEW YORK YANKEES VS LOS ANGELES ANGELS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim at 7:07 ET on Wednesday, July 19th
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS:
- The Yankees are just 2-3 vs. the runline in their last five road games.
- In their three most recent games as the favorite, the Yankees have gone just 1-2 against the runline.
- In Carlos Rodón’s two starts, the Yankees have a record of just 0-2.
CAN THE NEW YORK YANKEES PULL OUT A WIN AS ROAD FAVORITES?
New York comes into the game with an above .500 series record on the road at 7-6. Currently, the Yankees are 5th in the AL East with an overall record of 50-46. Against the runline, they are 50-46 and have an over/under mark of 41-50. On the road, New York has a runline record of 26-19.
Carlos Rodón has been struggling with home runs this season, having given up at least one in each of his two appearances. His batting average and slugging percentage allowed are currently .186 and .349, respectively. He has issued four walks and recorded eight strikeouts.
The Mets were dealt a 7-2 defeat in Carlos Rodón’s most recent outing, with the lefty going five innings and giving up four earned runs on four hits.
As a team, New York has scuffled at the plate of late, with a combined batting average of just .205 over their last ten games. Compared to other teams, this is just 28th in that span. When looking at the team’s power numbers, they have a season-long slugging percentage of .404% while going deep a total of 132 times (4th). Overall, the Yankees are 15th in the MLB at 4.4 runs per contest.
Giancarlo Stanton has been a major contributor to the Yankees’ offense over their last five games, leading the team with two home runs. His total for the season stands at 11, and he is batting .196.
WILL THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Angels’ record of 48-48 has them ranked 4th in the AL West. So far, they have a below .500 series record of 13-15-2. This season, they have gone 26-22 at home and 22-26 on the road.
Chase Silseth has a 1-1 record and 5.30 ERA heading into today’s game. On the road, he has an ERA of 3.96 and 0-1 record in five appearances, while at home he is 1-0 with an ERA of 6.52. His season-long WHIP is 1.61, with opponents batting .215 against him and a slugging percentage of .380.
Chase Silseth had a solid performance in his last outing, surrendering only one run over two innings. Unfortunately, the Angels were unable to capitalize on his effort and fell 6-2 to the Astros, leaving Silseth with a no-decision.
Having gone deep 10 times in their last five games, the Angels are 3rd in that span. At 5 runs per game, Los Angeles is 6th in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .257 while hitting a total of 145 home runs (3rd).
Shohei Ohtani has been a major force in the Angels’ offense over their last ten games, leading the team with four home runs. His season-long total of 35 long balls is impressive, as is his overall batting average of .307.