Yankees vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, April 20, 2023

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Yankees vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 20, 2023

MLB Predictions

The New York Yankees (11-7) and the Los Angeles Angels (9-9) meet in the rubber match of a three-game series on Thursday at 4:05 PM ET. The Yankees are -162 favorites on the moneyline to win the series over the Angels (+138).

Nestor Cortes Jr. will get the ball for New York while Los Angeles will counter with Patrick Sandoval.

Yankees vs. Angels Odds

  • Yankees odds to win: -162
  • Angels odds to win: +138
  • Spread: Yankees -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023
  • Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • TV: YES

Who Will Win Yankees vs. Angels?

Yankees and Angels Betting Trends

The Yankees have been favored on the moneyline 17 total times this season. They’ve finished 11-6 in those games.

When playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -162 or shorter, New York has a record of 5-1 (83.3%).

The Angels have entered the game as underdogs five times this season and won twice.

Los Angeles has played as an underdog of +138 or more once this season and lost that game.

The Yankees have played in 18 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total six times (6-12-0).

Games involving the Angels have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in seven of 18 chances this season.

Yankees Stats & Insights

The Yankees are the 21st-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.4 runs per game (79 total).

New York ranks fourth-best in MLB play with 27 total home runs.

The Yankees rank 23rd in MLB with a .229 batting average.

New York strikes out 8.9 times per game, the No. 14 mark in baseball.

The 10 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Yankees pitching staff ranks third in the majors.

New York’s 3.02 team ERA ranks fourth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels have scored 88 runs (4.9 per game) this season, which ranks 11th in MLB.

Los Angeles ranks 14th in Major League Baseball with 20 home runs.

The Angels rank 20th in MLB with a .238 team batting average.

Los Angeles ranks 14th with an average of 8.9 strikeouts per game.

The Angels strike out 8.2 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 24th in MLB.

Los Angeles pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.53 ERA this year, ninth-best in baseball.

Yankees Key Players to Watch

Cortes makes the start for the Yankees, his fourth of the season. He is 2-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 15 strikeouts through 17 1/3 innings pitched.

Aaron Judge is batting .274 this season with a team-high six home runs and 11 RBI.

Gleyber Torres has collected 14 hits this season and has an OBP of .394. He’s slugging .429 on the year.

Anthony Rizzo’s batting average of .311 leads all New York hitters this season.

DJ LeMahieu is batting .245 with an OBP of .322 and a slugging percentage of .472 this season.

Angels Key Players to Watch

The Angels’ Sandoval (1-0) will make his fourth start of the season.

Hunter Renfroe leads the Angels with four home runs and 16 runs batted in.

Mike Trout is batting .302 to lead his team.

Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels with four home runs.

Taylor Ward is batting .236 with two doubles, two home runs and seven walks.

Yankees and Angels Injuries

Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Josh Donaldson: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Ben Rortvedt: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Harrison Bader: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Jonathan Loaisiga: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Lou Trivino: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Carlos Rodón: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Luis Severino: 15 Day IL (Lat), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tommy Kahnle: 60 Day IL (Biceps)

Angels: Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), Jared Walsh: 10 Day IL (Headaches), Ryan Tepera: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Yankees vs. Angels Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Yankees 4, Angels 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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