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New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels - 5/25/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels (28-22) at New York Yankees (31-15)
Date & Time Friday May 25, 2018, 7:05 PM (EDT)
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The Line: New York Yankees -230 / Los Angeles Angels +212 --- Over/Under: 8
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MLB | Los Angeles Angels (28-22) at New York Yankees (31-15)
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Coming up on Friday from Yankee Stadium, the Los Angeles Angels and the New York Yankees will be kicking off a weekend MLB series. 

The Angels are coming off a series versus the Blue Jays. After splitting the first pair of games, on Thursday LA bagged a dominant 8-1 win. 

The Angels are rolling with lefty Andrew Heaney on Friday. In his 40.1 innings and 2-3 record this year, Heaney has a 3.35 ERA with 46 Ks and 14 BBs. 

Tops in hitting for the Angels this year is Andrelton Simmons, who came into the Jays finale with 57 hits, 28 runs and 28 RBI. On Thursday, Simmons had two hits, two runs and an RBI. 

As for the Yankees, they played the Rangers this week. After winning Monday, New York dropped the next two by a combined 18-14 score. 

New York is going to go with Luis Severino in the start Friday. Over his 65.0 innings and 7-1 record this year, Severino has a 2.35 ERA with 76 Ks and 16 BBs. 

The Yankees’ lead hitter this year is Aaron Judge, with 50 hits, 37 runs, 13 homers and 38 RBI. Also hitting well lately is Giancarlo Stanton, who has 48 hits, 34 runs, 11 homers and 28 RBI. 

The Angels are 1-4 in their last five Friday games and 4-10 in Heaney’s last 14 starts. LA is also 2-6 in Heaney’s last eight starts during game one of a series and 1-4 in his last five Friday starts. 

Meanwhile, the Yankees are 38-13 in their last 51 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 during game one of a series. New York is also 24-5 in Severino’s last 29 starts and 19-7 in his last 26 home starts. 

Heaney has been on quite a roll lately, with four straight quality starts and no more than two earned allowed in any of his last five. Severino has been the sharpest Yankees starter, and posted three earned in 7.0 innings on five hits in his last appearance against LA. New York’s blown leads over this last series are certainly concerning, but with Severino on the mound the Yanks should be able to limit the damage here. I’m not terribly excited about it, but I’m going with New York.

New York Yankees -230

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