The Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees conclude their series on Thursday as Scott Kazmir goes against Phil Hughes. The Yankees have started the baseball betting season strongly while the Angels have struggled. New York is favored in this game that can be seen on the MLB Network.
SBG Global Current Line: Yankees - 170 , Total 10 Under – 120
Kazmir will be making his first start of the season for the Angels on Thursday. He pitched 6 1/3 innings in a California League rehab assignment last Friday night. He threw 93 pitches as he allowed three earned runs on eight hits. Kazmir has had some success in his career against the Yankees. He is 6-5 with a 2.67 ERA in 15 appearances, 14 as a starter, against the Yankees.
Hughes will be making his first start of the MLB betting season in this game. He is the fifth starter for the Yankees and in the first couple of weeks he was skipped in the rotation since New York had off days. Hughes pitched twice in simulated games at the club’s Minor League complex in Tampa to get ready for this start. Last season Hughes was 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA over four innings of work against the Angels.
Normally the Angels are very good in the third game of a series. They are 46-17 in their last 63 game number threes of a series. The Angels are 36-17 in their last 53 Thursday games. The Angels are 5-2 in Kazmir’s last 7 starts.
The Yankees are 39-17 in their last 56 games vs. a left-handed starter. New York also is very good in game three’s going 72-32 in their last 104 games.
The Yankees are 7-2 in Hughes’ last 9 home starts.
Looking at the total in this game we see that the Under is 11-2 in the Angels last 13 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 6-2 in Kazmir’s last 8 starts overall. The The Under is 4-0 in the Yankees last 4 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The Under is 10-2-1 in the Yankees last 13 home games. The Under is 3-1-2 in Hughes’ last 6 home starts.