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(63-60) New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners (66-57)
Date: Monday, August 22, 2016
Time: 10:05 PM ET
Venue: Safeco Field, Seattle, WA
Projected Pitchers: Michael Pineda vs. Cody Martin
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees -113
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The Mariners have been playing their best baseball in the second half of the season but a slow start has them only in the mix for a playoff berth.
The Yankees sold at the trade deadline but have since been boosted by a group of young talent.
They are still probably a long shot for a wild card berth but will continue to compete – making this matchup a big one for both teams.
New York Yankees
What led the Yankees to be sellers at the trade deadline was their inconsistent starting pitching and reliance on home runs as offensive production.
The dip in home runs from guys like McCann, A-Rod, and Teixeira left the Yankees with no decision but to sell their key assets in Beltran, Andrew Miller, and Chapman.
Insert the youth of Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge into the lineup and the Yankees have shown some life.
This boost of energy and youth has been a money maker for Yankees backers as the fire sale at the deadline put the Yankees as underdogs in most games.
They’ve gone 11-8 since the deadline and the fearlessness of Judge and Sanchez have made the Yankees dangerous to bet against.
They’ll send Michael Pineda to the mound who has been solid in August after a rough first few months of the season.
He has a 3.18 ERA in three August starts but most importantly he has allowed only one home run in those starts.
Pineda’s Achilles heel (20 home runs given up before August) dissipating a bit has made him a reliable option to keep the Yankees in the ball game.
The bats of Cano, Cruz, Seager, and Lind could make it difficult for him to keep that up as they all on any night could take any pitcher deep.
But if Pineda continues to stay in a groove, this young Yankees offense should put up enough runs to pick up a win.
Sunday’s demoralizing loss to the Brewers could do a lot mentally to a team in a playoff race. In a game the Mariners needed to win and basically had won, the Brewers came back with four runs in the top of the ninth to win 7-6.
A team like Seattle battling for a wild card spot can’t afford to lose games like that.
Rebounding quickly from a tough loss like that is vital for the Mariners to continue their hunt toward the playoffs. Cody Martin isn’t exactly the ideal guy to send out when you really need a win to keep things going.
Martin has made just one start this season and only went 4.1 innings.
The Mariners were forced to use five relievers Sunday and likely will need the bullpen again to help out Martin who has been converted to a reliever this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- NYY are 14-3 in their last 17 meetings in Seattle
- Under is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings in Seattle
- Under is 7-2 in Pineda’s last nine starts on grass
- SEA are 20-8 in their last 28 home games
- Yankees SPs have gone 6+ innings in 8 of their last 10 games
Free New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Prediction:
This new young Yankees lineup makes them a better road betting option as they have won four of their last five road games.
Martin could have some trouble with the Yankees lineup and the Mariners hangover from Sunday’s tough loss could be lingering.
The under is a risky bet with Pineda who can be prone to home runs but the Yankees have a lot of value in this road game.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Yankees
The Yankees will continue to reward bettors for buying into their young lineup and they will score enough runs to compensate for Pineda’s mistakes if he falls out of his recent groove.
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York Yankees 7-2
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