Bet Jamaica ALCS Preview — Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Yankees

by Dirty on October 17, 2009

The Los Angeles Angels and the New York Yankees will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Yankee Stadium in Game 2 of the ALCS.

The Angels will give the ball to starter Joe Saunders in this one. Lefthander Saunders is 16-7 this season with a 4.60 ERA.

Saunders’ opponent in this one will be AJ Burnett. The Yankees righthander has a 3.97 ERA to go along with a 13-9 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 180-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The Yankees pounded out 10 hits en route to a 4-1 victory over the Angels in Game 1 of the series on Friday. The Yankees won the game as -180 favorites, while the five goals went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).

Hideki Matsui went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBI in leading the Yankees. CC Sabathia tossed eight innings for the win.

Kendry Morales drove in the lone run for the Angels, who were +160 underdogs. John Lackey gave up nine hits and four runs over 5 2-3 innings in that loss.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 97-65 SU
New York: 103-59 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

New York most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
LA Angels are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
LA Angels are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
NY Yankees are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Angels
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels

Next up:
NY Yankees at LA Angels, Monday, October 19

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