MLB Betting Preview: Yankees vs Mariners Series Odds, Mariners Looking to Enhance Wild Card Standings

Yankees Looking to Bust Out After Being Swept in St. Louis

Seattle might be exactly what the Yankees need right now after a tough series against the St. Louis Cardinals where they allowed 17 runs in the 3-game sweep. Over their last five games, the Bomber’s pitching has been exposed, allowing 32 runs in their last five and that factors in allowing just one run in a loss, Saturday (1-0). Let’s take a closer look at the current Yankees vs Mariners series odds.

Game Information

      • Game: New York Yankees (70-39) at Seattle Mariners (59-51)
      • Location: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington
      • Day/Time:
      • Television: YES, RSNW, MLBN

One, you may have an easy winner, and two, you’re never out of it if New York is behind, and this often effect’s odds and will indeed change the Yankees vs Mariners series odds. Very rarely are there series odds that don’t favor New York for these reasons; however, bettors were scorched this weekend because the league’s leader in homers (186) failed to leave the park until late in game three when player DJ LeMahieu’s solo blast in the ninth started another home run streak for Aaron Boone’s team.

Prior to the recent road trip, New York had homered in 19 straight games. One of the reasons for the lack of power may come from losing the first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who may be out for tonight’s matchup as well.

Mariners Looking to End Playoff Drought

We have not seen the Seattle Mariners since winning 116 games in 2001. They were so dominant that season that 59 of those wins were by four or more runs. Major League Baseball bettors had the M’s on their tickets every night.

Don’t mistake this year’s version for that team but the fans of the Mariners can legitimately talk about the postseason. Oddsmakers say that until Scott Servais’ team can start beating the better teams in the league, they’ll still be just a small favorite (-117) at home as we see in this match-up. Have the Yankees vs Mariners series odds changed since they were posted?

Early MLB betting trends indicate that the public may be more interested in the total than the side as both professional and squares are on the over (7.5).  Seattle has their own major injury to deal with as All-Star rookie Julio Rodriguez remains on the 10-day IL with a right wrist bruise.

Ignore History Until Yanks Prove Otherwise

So much of MLB betting is finding trends and then riding them out until they flame out. So much of baseball betting is psychological. It’s the only sport where you shouldn’t be so quick to forget what you just saw. That’s how you should attack the odds in this Yankees, Mariners clash.

You would be careless with your bankroll if you didn’t take notice of New York’s recent lack of power that has led them to drop five straight. Take away the biggest weapon of most opponents and you reduce the probability of cashing a winning ticket.

Mariners’ starter, Logan Gilbert (10-4, 3.09) has won 6 of his last 8 decisions, while the Mariners have won 10 of 13 with Gilbert on the hill. New York has beaten Seattle in 35 of their last 51 meetings in Seattle and 36 of their last 52 overall, but New York’s rolling blackouts tell us to go with Seattle in the first two games of a series.

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