It is a battle of the powerful righty’s tonight as the New York Yankees try and book their one way ticket to the world Series tonight against the Los Angeles Angels. First pitch for tonight’s showdown is scheduled for 7:57 pm ET from Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. Tonight’s match up sees the Yankees send A.J. Burnett to the hill, while the Angels counter with big righty John Lackey to try and save their season. After suffering a rather embarrassing loss in game 4, look for the Angels to come out tonight with a big effort. Betting Lines, trends and predictions for this ALCS showdown can be found below.
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Yankees vs. Angels ALCS Game 5 Betting Lines:
New York Yankees (+102)
Los Angeles Angels (-112)
New York Yankees +1.5 (-220)
Los Angeles Angels -1.5 (+180)
Over 8.5 (-115)
Under 8.5 (-105)
Betting lines taken from www.5dimes.com
Yankees vs. Angels Betting Trends:
Yankees are 6-1 in their last 7 playoff games
Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League West
Yankees are 5-0 in Burnett’s last 5 starts
Angels are 10-1 in their last 11 games as a favorite
Angels are 7-2 in their last 9 home games
Yankees vs. Angels Betting Predictions:
Final Score – LA Angels 3 New York Yankees 1
Moneyline – Take the LA Angels to WIN at the (-112) odds. I look for John Lackey to silence these hot Yankee bats tonight, as well as the Angel bullpen to finish off what should be at least a 6 inning performance by ace John Lackey. I also look for the sloppy defense displayed thus far by the Angels to come to an end. This is a talented defensive squad that should be better than they have been, look for them to be sharp tonight. Close game, with the Angels keeping their season alive. Lay down on the ANGELS TO WIN at Bodog.com.
Over/Under – Take the under 8.5 total runs for tonight’s game. I look for both pitchers to be powerful and precise, and last at least 6 innings each. Both starters tonight are proven big league pitchers, and can provide the powerful arms needed for a game of this magnitude. Look for the starting pitching and bullpens to be solid throughout, keeping the total under 8.5. Bet on the UNDER at Bodog.com.