MLB Betting Preview: New York Yankees vs. San Diego Padres – Monday, May 27, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
When: Monday, May 27, 2019
Where: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Money Line: New York Yankees -135
Betting Total: 10
The New York Yankees enter this game with a record of 34-18 and have won four of their last five games but are coming off a game three 8-7 loss in the series against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday which ended their seven-game winning streak.
The San Diego Padres enter this game with a record of 28-25 and have won four of their last five games but are coming off a game-three 10-1 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday which ended their five-game winning streak.
The New York Yankees are listed as money line favorites -135 over the San Diego Padres in this opening game of the series.
Building For The Future
The San Diego Padres are a team on the rise but are unlikely to be in playoff contention at season's end this year. However, they may be on the verge next season. San Diego is 14-11 on the road and 11-10 as an underdog this season.
The Padres will send Matt Strahm to the mound for game one of the series. Strahm is 2-3 this season with a 3.06 ERA while striking out 41 over 50 innings pitched. He will be facing the Yankees for the first time of his career.
Fanmil Reyes leads the team in home runs with 15. Eric Hosmer leads the team in RBI and runs with 30 RBI and 29 runs. San Diego is averaging 4.10 runs per game, which ranks 23rd in MLB this season. The Padres are allowing an average of 4.12 runs per game, which ranks eighth in MLB this season.
The New York Yankees are one of the best teams in the AL and will be in contention for the AL Pennant this season. New York is 17-10 at home and 31-12 as a favorite this season.
The Yankees will send Luis Cessa to the mound for game one of the series. Cessa is 0-1 on the season with a 3.33 ERA while striking out 28 over 24 1/3 innings pitched.
Gary Sanchez leads the team in home runs with 15. Luke Voit leads the team in RBI and runs with 37 RBI and 35 runs. New York is averaging 5.35 runs per game this season, which ranks fourth in MLB. The Yankees are allowing an average of 4.06 runs per game this season, which ranks seventh in MLB.
New York Wins Game One
The San Diego Padres are a team on the rise, without a doubt, but they still lack the overall talent the Yankees have and are not on the playoff-contending level yet. New York is 6-4 in its last 10 matchups against San Diego while outscoring the Padres by an average of 4.50 to 3.60 this season.
The Padres are 2-1 in their last three meetings with the Yankees while New York is outscoring San Diego by an average of 4.33 to 4 in those games. I look for the Yankees to win this game at home over the San Diego Padres on Monday.