Angels vs. Yankees - 8/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (63-59) at Los Angeles Angels (51-72)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm (Angel Stadium)
Chad Green (2-2) (4.05) vs. J Chacin (3-8) (5.92)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +105 / New York Yankees -115 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees look to sweep the Los Angeles Angels Sunday afternoon.
The New York Yankees look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The New York Yankees offense has woken up during this stretch and they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Didi Gregorius leads New York with 120 hits, Starlin Castro has 54 RBI and Jacoby Ellsbury has five home runs. Chad Green gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.05 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. This will be Green’s first career game against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels could use a win after losing 12 of their last 14 games. The Angels have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.62 and have lost 11 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 140 hits, Mike Trout has 77 RBI and Albert Pujols has 23 home runs. Jhoulys Chacin takes the hill, and he’s 3-8 with a 5.92 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. This will be Chacin’s second career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games and 13-3 in their last 16 vs. American League West. The Angels are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Chacins last 5 starts. The Yankees are 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.
We've hit the lottery betting against the Angels all month and that's not changing here. The Angels are a complete joke. Also, don't look now, but the Yankees are slowly starting to creeep back into that wild card race and are gaining confidence. New York sweeps here.