This game is significant in the fact that there is no surer baseball gambling play on the calendar on July 1st than betting on the Yankees to knock off the Mariners.
Sure, there is a minute chance in the MLB gambling odds that the Mariners will win this game. After all, the Mariners actually took Game 1 of this MLB gambling series on the road thanks to ace Cliff Lee and have some momentum to build off for this Thursday night game. But beyond that small shred of hope there is very little reason at all to believe that Seattle will win this game.
And in fact, there are many, many, many good reasons to believe that the Mariners will lose this baseball gambling matchup. The primary reason on this list is the fact that CC Sabathia will be taking the mound for the Yankees. Sabathia (9-3, 3.49 ERA) is one of the premier pitchers in the MLB gambling odds action and he should feast on the lousy lineup of the light hitting Mariners. After seeing a steady diet of AL East sluggers it will be a welcome respite facing a group of limp-wristed hitters like the Mariners lineup. Sabathia may have gotten off to a slow start to the MLB gambling season but has been unbeatable in his last five starts giving up just 9 runs over that stretch and pitching at least 7 innings in each of these baseball gambling contests.
The biggest reason to believe that the Yankees will win this game is the fact that they are not simply a better team, but in actually the best team in the MLB gambling action right now. At 47-29 the Yankees are on different baseball betting planet than the Mariners (32-44). And when you put the Mariners road record (12-26) under the microscope the MLB gambling odds of this team winning two in a row in Yankees stadium are almost nil.
Yankees win big in this MLB gambling matchup and Sabathia runs his record to 10-3.