An interleague blockbuster begins Friday night when the New York Yankees (34-24, 15-11 away) visit the Los Angeles Dodgers (34-23, 19-8 home). These are two of the biggest teams in baseball and no one would be surprised if this was a potential World Series preview. Below is my MLB pick for the New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Pick: New York Yankees +105
This game will be played at Dodger Stadium at 10:10 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2023.
✅ New York has been hot having won four of their last five games played.
✅ The Yankees have won six of their last seven games away from Yankee Stadium/
✅ Los Angeles has gone 2-2 in their last four games played.
New York is finally hitting their stride as they have lost just once over the last week. The Yankees dug themselves a deep hole to start the season, but they have gotten back into contention in the AL East and need a big June. Trailing the first place Rays by six games, the Yankees need to avoid losing this series in Los Angeles.
Luis Severino is set to make his third start of the season and he has been brilliant so far. Severino has posted a 1.59 ERA and 0.79 WHIP in 11.1 innings pitched.
Aaron Judge is doing his thing and leading the Yankees with 18 home runs and 39 RBIs. Anthony Rizzo is batting a team high .304.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Will Run Away with the Division Again
Los Angeles has been in good form of late and they have taken over first place in the NL West. Having won two of their last three series in May, the Dodgers enter June half a game ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West. The Dodgers enter this series after winning two of three at home against Washington.
Clayton Kershaw is going to make his 12th start of the year and he’s having another great season. The veteran lefty has posted a 3.32 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 62.1 innings pitched.
Max Muncy is mashing this season as he leads the Dodgers with 17 home runs and 40 RBIs. Freddie Freeman is batting a team high .346.