MLB Betting Preview: Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees – June 21, 2018
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York
Date & Time: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Moneyline: NYY -200 | SEA +170
Over/Under Total: 7.5
Quick Pick: NY Yankees vs. Seattle Under 8 (Buy it up half point)
The Seattle Mariners will take on the New York Yankees on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in a American League matchup in the MLB. This game is being played at Yankee Stadium in New York with the first pitch scheduled to take place at 1:05 PM ET. This game at Yankee Stadium will be played in 76 degree weather with humidity around 60%. There will be some light winds in this game, blowing out to the right side of the field at around 7-10 mph.
Bookmaker has set the moneyline at New York Yankees -200 and Seattle Mariners +170, with the total for the over under play at 7.5 runs. This is the first time this year that the Yankees and Mariners will play each other therefore we will not use any recent matchup trends from the game.
Mariners Paxton Looks To Rebound After A Rough Start
The Seattle Mariners are in second place in the American League West Division. They were flirting with first place in a battle with the Houston Astros but couldn’t keep up the pace with the red hot Astros who have won 12 out of 13 games. The Mariners have been hot themselves but have won just 6 of their last 10 games. In the Mariners defense, they have played one of the toughest schedules over the past ten games, facing the likes of the Yankees, Boston Red Sox and LA Angels, two of the best teams in the American league.
On Thursday afternoon, the Mariners will send James Paxton to the mound for his 16th start of the season. Paxton has been very strong this year, going 6-1 on the year with a 3.44 ERA. Paxton has pitched well but in his last start, he was pounded by the Boston Red Sox. Paxton gave the Red Sox 6 hits and 5 earned runs in just 2.1 innings on the mound. He will be looking to rebound on Thursday against the New York Yankees.
Yankees Send AL’s Best Pitcher To The Mound
The New York Yankees are the top team in the MLB. They are sitting on top of the American League East Division and are doing so by putting on the field the most powerful lineup in baseball, that have hit 118 home runs on the season, which leads the MLB this year. They are also hitting for average, with the team hitting .252, which is 4th in the American League.
On Thursday, the Yankees will send Luis Severino to the mound. Severino is 10-2 on the year with a very impressive 2.09 ERA. Severino has the best record in the American League, leading one less loss than Corey Kluber, who has a 10-3. Severino won his last start against the Tampa Bay, lasting 8 innings and giving up just 3 hits in a shutout win against the Rays.
Mariners and Yankees Play Low Scoring Affair
Both of these pitchers are very good and neither will allow many runs in this game against their team. Mariners have their best pitcher on the mound and so does the Yankees. With both teams putting their aces on the mound, I don’t expect there to be many runs in the game whatsoever. I recommend you buying the half point up, and play this game to go under the posted total for 3 units.
- Pick: Seattle vs. NY Yankees Under 8 for 3 units (Buy it up half point)