MLB Picks: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels

Jeff GrantContributor IMay 5, 2014

MLB Picks: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels

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    The New York Yankees are 5-11 in their last 16 games as underdogs dating back to last season, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Monday, as they take on the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Yankees are plus-135 road underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 8.5 in the market.

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

     

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New York Yankees

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    The New York Yankees went 3-5 on their recently completed eight-game homestand, which ended with a 5-1 setback to the Tampa Bay Rays as minus-137 favorites Sunday.

    Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA in three career games (one start) against the Los Angeles Angels.

Los Angeles Angels

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    The Los Angeles Angels are 4-2 on their current nine-game homestand, as they look to bounce back from a 14-3 defeat to the Texas Rangers as plus-100 underdogs Sunday.

    Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver is 6-4 with a 5.93 ERA in 13 career efforts vs. the New York Yankees.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Los Angeles Angels in the first five innings as one of their MLB picks, as they've gone 18-9 in their last 27 home games against the New York Yankees.

    Pick: Los Angeles Angels -150 First Five Innings

     

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