The New York Yankees are starting to slow down following the All-Star Break. While the Yankees couldn’t sustain the place they were playing at, New York should be able to play better than it has over the past few weeks.
Yankees vs. Mariners betting odds show New York is 4-6 over its past 10 games, but still has a sizeable lead in the American League East race.
The Yankees, however, are on a four-game slide, which included two one-run losses to St. Louis over the weekend. The Seattle Mariners, who are 5-5 over their past 10 games, don’t have the margin of error.
Right now, the Mariners have a slim two-game lead over Baltimore and Cleveland for the third Wild Card out of the American League. This sets up for an interesting series as New York heads out to West Coast.
Teams’ Previous Matchups Performance
New York lost to St. Louis 1-0 Sunday. The Yankees are 70-39 on the season. The Mariners beat the Angels 6-3 Sunday. Seattle is 59-51 on the season.
Yankees vs. Mariners Betting Analysis
Of all the MLS teams to suffer through a slump, few are better positioned to do so than the New York Yankees.
Seeing New York’s lead slip to 9.5 games in the AL East may have some people nervous that the other teams may be able to close the gap.
What may inspire some confidence in the Yankees’ faithful is if New York can get a strong start from pitcher Jameson Taillon.
Mariners Chasing Tailon
In Taillon’s last outing, the Mariners chased Taillon after 4.2 innings Aug. 2 in New York. Seattle roughed up Taillon, who is 10-2with a 3.96 ERA this season, and allowed five earned runs and six hits in an 8-6 Mariners win.
Anyone making free MLB picks knows what the Yankees can usually count on is their offense. New York ranks first in MLB by driving in 5.31 runs per game.
The Yankees are also first in the league with 186 home runs this season. New York doesn’t hit great for average, sitting in the middle of the league by hitting .246.
Seattle pitcher Logan Gilbert has been excellent this season. He is 24th in MLB in strikeouts and 21st with a 3.09 ERA.
However, Gilbert’s last start against the Yankees last week is one he would like to forget. While Seattle ultimately won what turned out to be a slugfest, the Yankees hit three home runs off Gilbert during his 5.1 innings of work.
Gilbert was torched for six earned runs, which was by far the most he allowed all season. It was fortunate for Gilbert that Seattle’s offense outperformed its usual expectations.
The Mariners average 4.05 runs per game, which ranks 23rd in baseball. Seattle also only hits .233 as a group, which ranks 25.
The Mariners are in the middle of the league when it comes to power. Seattle ranks 14th in the league with 122 home runs. Eugenio Suarez leads the team with 18 home runs.
MLB Injury Report
Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodriguez is on the 10-day IL. New York Yankees infielder Anthony Rizzo is listed as day-to-day.
MLB Betting Trends
- The Yankees are 51-58 against the run line.
- The Mariners are 55-55 against the run line.
- The over has gone 55-51-3 in New York’s games this season.
- The over has gone 52-54-4 in Seattle’s games this season.
- New York is 22-16 this season following a loss.
- Seattle is 32-26 straight up following a win this season.
Yankees vs. Mariners Betting Preview
Anyone looking at MLB odds can see the Yankees are -122 favorites for this game, while Seattle is -105. The over/under has been set at 7.5 runs.
Yankees vs. Mariners Betting Prediction
This same pitching matchup produced a game with 14 runs less than a week ago. However, every MLB game is different and it is unlikely Gilbert will once again give up three long balls and six earned runs.
Taillon has struggled over the past month-and-a-half but also has plenty of moments that show why the Pittsburgh Pirates picked him in the first round.
Who to Bet On?
This is a game the Yankees need to win after dropping four straight. New York knows it can hit Gilbert after success against him last season.
It shouldn’t be the track meet it was last week, but New York will grab a win on the road to stop its skid.
MLB Pick: Yankees (-122)