At the start of every MLB season, we usually always see a couple of surprise teams come charging out of the gate and into the lead in their division. More often than not, though, these teams tend to fall by the wayside pretty quickly, as they eventually get swallowed up by the team that was expected to win that division. There are some, though, that are able to maintain their high level of play throughout the course of the year, making a run at a division title and the playoffs in the process.
The jury is still out on the Seattle Mariners right now, as they are in a rough patch of form after coming out to a fabulous start to the season. Making matters worse is that they have to start out this week with a series in the Big Apple against the New York Yankees, a team in a good run of form. The Yankees won the opening game in this series and will try to make it 2 in a row on Tuesday night. New York is favored by 1 ½, with the O/U set at 9 ½.
Mariners vs Yankees MLB Betting Lines & Game Analysis
- When: Tuesday, May 7 at 6:35 PM EST
- Where: Yankee Stadium, NYC
- Starting Pitchers: Gonzales vs. Tanaka
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Radio: ESPN Radio
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Betting Lines: New York Yankees -160 (Total 9.5)
Why bet on the Seattle Mariners?
Things have gone off the rails quite dramatically for a Seattle Mariners team that couldn’t seem to lose in the very early part of the season. After storming out to an 18-11 start that put them on top in the AL West, the Mariners have gone on a 1-7 run that has dropped them down to second in the division, 3 games back of the surging Houston Astros.
The Mariners have been great on the road all season, but that away magic seems to be leaving them, too, as they are now 12-7 on the road after going 1-3 in their last 4 games, with one of those losses coming at the hands of the Yankees on Monday night. This is a team that has still be a good bet as an away dog, going 7-3 ATS in those games. Seattle will send Marco Gonzales (5-1, 3.28 ERA) to the mound for this one.
- Runs: 5.59
- Hits: 8.51
- Walks: 4.03
- Strike Outs: 10.00
- Runs: 5.43
- Hits: 9.24
- Walks: 3.08
- Strike Outs: 8.22
Why bet on the New York Yankees?
The Yankees have cooled off a little after going on a run that sent them moving on up the ranks in the AL East. After winning back to back games, the Yankees have now gone 6-4 in their last 10, which has them sitting 2 games off the pace being set by the Tampa Bay Rays at the top of the division.
Even with the win in the opener versus Seattle, the Yankees have still not been entirely convincing versus teams from the West, going 4-4 in those outings. They have, though, been decent at home, going 11-8 in Yankee Stadium this season, which has helped take them to a 20-14 record overall. The Yankees will start Masahiro Tanaka (2-3, 3.92 ERA) on Tuesday night.
- Runs: 5.24
- Hits: 8.56
- Walks: 3.91
- Strike Outs: 8.71
- Runs: 4.06
- Hits: 7.47
- Walks: 3.44
- Strike Outs: 9.44
Mariners vs Yankees MLB Betting Trends
- Mariners are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road
- Mariners are 108-91 against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games against an opponent in the American League
- Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
- Yankees are 159-134 against the money line in home games in May games since 1997
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 5 games against Seattle
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Mariners vs Yankees
The Mariners tend to win when they send Marco Gonzales to the mound, but even he may have some problems given how poorly Seattle is playing right now. I think he will help them stay close, but I think the Yankees will find a way to win in the end.
Score: Seattle Mariners 4 – New York Yankees 5