The Seattle Mariners open a four-game MLB betting series against the New New York Yankees at Safeco Field tonight.
Time: 10:10 PM
Venue: Safeco Field, Seattle
Online gambling odds for fans who bet on baseball:
Yankees -1½ (+135) 8 (-110) -117
Mariners +1½ (-155) 8 (-110) +107
New York Yankees (48-45)
On the mound: Luis Severino (RHP, 5-4, 3.40 ERA, 130 K) did not record a decision in his previous start, a 16-inning, 4-1 Yankees win at Fenway Park on Saturday but he did hold the Red Sox to one run on four hits in seven innings. The Dominican lost his only career start versus the Mariners on April 15th, 2016.
At bat: Outfielder Brett Gardner is 12-for-33 (.364) in his career versus Felix Hernandez, which ranks third among active players with more than 30 at-bats against Seattle’s starter, trailing only Nick Markakis (.452) and Mike Trout (.367). Newly arrived Todd Frazier has two home runs in eight plate appearances against Hernandez. Since the beginning of 2016, 83.7% of Frazier’s extra-base hits have gone to the left side of the field – the fourth-highest rate among 60 right-handed batters who have at least 75 extra-base hits in that period.
Miscellanea: Frazier is expected to be a regular at the infield corners, while the Yankees bullpen has been upgraded by the arrivals of Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson.
Trends fans who bet on baseball: The Yankees have lost two thirds of their last 12 games and 14 of their last 20 on the road. On the other hand, they have won 10 of their last 11 visits to Seattle. The MLB betting total has gone under in the Yanks’ last five games as well as in their last five road games.
Seattle Mariners (48-48)
On the mound: Felix Hernandez (RHP, 5-3, 4.20 ERA, 51 K) is 3-1 with a 3.72 ERA in five starts – winning the last two straight – since returning from two months on the disabled list with shoulder bursitis. The Venezuelan is 10-6 with a 3.13 ERA in 20 career starts versus the Yankees and 4-1 with a 2.60 ERA in eight starts versus the Bombers since July 24th, 2012 – allowing 15 earned runs, striking out 46, and walking 23 in 52 innings.
At bat: Right fielder Mitch Haniger is batting .265/.370/.459 with seven home runs and 23 RBIs in 49 games. He could return to the lineup after missing the last four games with an injured finger on his right hand.
Trends fans who bet on baseball: The M’s have lost and failed to cover in nine of their last 11 home games and have dropped 11 of their last 15 meetings with the Yankees. They have won six of their last seven overall games, though. the MLB betting total has gone under in three fourths of the Mariners’ last eight games, over in two thirds of their last six home games, under in 80% of their last five encounters with the Yankees, and under in 14 of their last 18 times hosting the Yanks.