Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi (7-2) vs. Matt Shoemaker (4-6)
The New York Yankees visit Angel Stadium on Wednesday to play the Los Angeles Angels. Nathan Eovaldi is the probable starter for the Yankees and he'll face Matt Shoemaker of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +116 and Los Angeles at -126. The over/under was set at 8. The Yankees, with a 39-38 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 41-33 over/under record. The Angels have a 33-41 over/under record and a 39-38 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
The Yankees show up with a 41-36 record, including 20-22 on the road. Nathan Eovaldi has an earned run average of 4.81 and is 7-2 so far on the season while having a 1.54 WHIP. In his starts, the Yankees are 9-6 over his 82.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 105 hits during those innings. The Yankees are also 10-5 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 196 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.48. The bullpen has struck out 271 and walked 100 batters this season while opposing teams hit .214 against them. New York has a team average of 8.87 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.44 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.09, they are 22nd in the league.
New York is batting .257 as a team, which is good for 11th in the league and hitting .236 away from home. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .325, which puts them at 7th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .430. With 81 hits, Brett Gardner leads the team while his team ranks 9th in hits per game with 8.91.
Los Angeles is 24-17 at home while holding a 40-37 overall record on the season. Matt Shoemaker is starting this game 4-6 for the season with an earned run average of 5.03 and a WHIP of 1.25. In his starts, the Angels are 7-7 and he has allowed 80 hits over 78.2 innings pitched this season. The Angels are also 8-5 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 186 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.26. The Angels bullpen has struck out 199 batters and walked 70 this season while opposing teams have hit .227 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.08 hits per game and are averaging 8.87 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.26, they are 3rd in the league.
They are batting .254 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .267 at home. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .332, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .432. With 84 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 20th in hits per game with 8.38.
In terms of team defense, the Yankees have a fielding percentage of .981 with 54 total errors, 714 assists and 2,072 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Angels have accumlated 44 errors while having 667 assists and 2,054 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 41-33 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 39-38 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 33-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 39-38 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
06/24/15 SS Brendan Ryan Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/22)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/20)
06/10/15 P Andrew Miller Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/10)
05/30/15 CF Slade Heathcott Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/29)
05/20/15 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Los Angeles Angels
06/21/15 P Jered Weaver Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
06/03/15 P Mike Morin Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Cory Rasmus Abdominal Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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