Yankees vs Angels Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/28

Yankees vs Angels Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/28

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MLB Preview and Prediction: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels

The New York Yankees will face the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. This AL matchup features the top team in the AL East against a struggling AL West team.

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 28, 2024
  • Time: 6:38 PM
  • Location: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California
  • Weather: 75°F

Team Breakdown:

New York Yankees:

The Yankees are currently 37-18 with a 19-10 away record. Nestor Cortes is the probable starting pitcher for New York.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Aaron Judge (17 HR)
  • Batting Average: Juan Soto (.310 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Juan Soto (44 RBI)

Nestor Cortes has a 3-4 record with a 3.29 ERA over 65.2 innings, showcasing his ability to limit hits and walks with a WHIP of 1.07.

Los Angeles Angels:

The Angels have a 20-33 record with a 6-19 home record. Griffin Canning is set to start for Los Angeles.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Taylor Ward (11 HR)
  • Batting Average: Taylor Ward (.274 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Taylor Ward (32 RBI)

Griffin Canning has a 2-4 record with a 5.05 ERA over 51.2 innings, indicating some struggles with control and effectiveness.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
NYY (37-18) -185 o8.5 (-120) -1.5 (-115)
LAA (20-33) +155 u8.5 (EVEN) +1.5 (-105)

Prediction:

For this matchup, we predict the New York Yankees to win. Here's why:

The Yankees have been performing exceptionally well, with a solid 37-18 record and a strong away record of 19-10. Nestor Cortes has been a reliable pitcher with a 3.29 ERA, limiting opponents effectively.

On the other hand, the Angels have struggled, especially at home, with a 6-19 record. Griffin Canning has had difficulties on the mound, evidenced by his 5.05 ERA and a high WHIP of 1.37.

Additionally, the Yankees' lineup, featuring power hitters like Aaron Judge and Juan Soto, is well-positioned to exploit Canning's struggles. The Yankees have been consistently strong both offensively and defensively, giving them a significant edge in this game.

Pick: Yankees Moneyline (-185)

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