MLB Picks: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IJune 14, 2013

MLB Picks: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels

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    The New York Yankees are hitting just .242 against left-handed pitching this season, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Friday, as they open up a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Yankees are +130 road underdogs in the pro baseball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at eight in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American League matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction on the total along the way.

New York Yankees

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    The New York Yankees will look to snap a three-game losing streak, which includes a 3-2 setback to the Oakland Athletics as +100 road underdogs Thursday.

    Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte is 7-8 with a 4.11 ERA in 18 career road starts against the Los Angeles Angels.

Los Angeles Angels

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    The Los Angeles Angels return home from a 2-4 road trip on the East Coast, which included a 9-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles as +101 underdogs Wednesday.

    Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson is 2-2 with a 3.12 ERA in six home starts.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their MLB picks Friday, as the UNDER has gone 11-0-1 in the New York Yankees' last 12 road games versus left-handed starters.

    MLB Pick: Under 8


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