Baseball odds handicappers are surprised that the Seattle Mariners have been a better than expected value with the MLB betting odds after looking like a loser in the preseason.
The Seattle Mariners will host the New York Yankees on Friday night with a starting time of 10:10 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this American League matchup so be sure to have your account open and ready for action today.
The probable starting pitchers for this one are AJ Burnett of the Yankees and Michael Pineda of the Mariners.
New York improved their MLB betting record to 26-21 and was 10-8 on the road with an even 8-8-2 split on totals away from home. The Bronx Bombers have lived up to their moniker with the top ranked run producing team in all of Major League Baseball. The Yankees pitching staff ranked 14th in baseball for earned run average.
Burnett has shown improvement over last year as he had a record of 5-3 with a 4.02 earned run average. Curtis Granderson has emerged as a dangerous offensive threat with 16 home runs and a .275 average while Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano had 9 home runs each and Mark Teixeira added 12 round trippers.
Mariano Rivera has continued his mastery as a closer with 13 saves and a 1.80 earned run average.
Seattle had a better than expected betting MLB online record of 23-25 and was 11-12 at home with a break even 11-11-1 split on home totals. Seattle has continued to struggle at the plate as they ranked 25th for run production but the Mariners were 10th in baseball for staff earned run average. Pineda has been the ace with a 6-2 record and 2.16 earned run average.
The Yankees have done well against the Mariners in this head to head series with 12 payouts in their last 20 games versus Seattle as 6 of the last 9 games between the teams have gone under the baseball odds total. New York has won 7 of their last 11 games at Seattle with 4 of the last 5 games in this series at Safeco Field going under the total.