Starting Pitchers: Hernandez (Mariners) vs. Kuroda (Yankees)
Date/Time: August 4th, 1:05 P.M. EST
Television: MLB Network
MLB Odds from Bookmaker
Moneyline: Mariners +130 Yankees -140
Total: 8 (Over -110)
MLB Betting Game Trends
- Seattle is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
- Seattle is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
- Seattle is 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
New York Yankees
- NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
- NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home
- NY Yankees are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games at home
- NY Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Seattle
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games when playing Seattle
The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners were trade partners just two weeks ago. Now, they’ll share the diamond together at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon for MLB betting fanatics that want to get their weekend off on the right foot with the first game on the docket.
The Mariners aren’t nearly as pathetic as they have been in years past, and they are playing relatively well at the moment. They had won seven in a row and 13 out of 17 before losing to the Bronx Bombers on Friday night, though they hope that they don’t run into the same type of situation that they did against CC Sabathia. Sabathia held this offense to just three hits in spite of the three runs scored. Felix Hernandez is going to get the call from Manager Eric Wedge on Saturday. King Felix has just nine wins on the season, but he obviously has some lethal stuff. A 2.79 ERA is amongst the best in the bigs, and 153 strikeouts in 155 frames definitely isn’t slouching. Hernandez has allowed just a total of four runs in his last five starts as well, including getting a ‘W’ against these Yankees two starts ago.
New York still has its comfortable lead in the AL East, but all of a sudden, things could get a little hairy with as well as the Tampa Bay Rays have been playing. This is the type of series that really should end in a sweep at least half the time, and that’s what the Yanks are shooting for continuing on Saturday. Hiroki Kuroda has proven to be a great pickup for the Yankees this year. He has a 10-7 record and a 3.28 ERA, and he is doing a great job of keeping the ball in the park. The righty has allowed just three total runs in his last three starts, which have stretched a total of 22 innings. At home this year, Kuroda is 7-3 with a 2.63 ERA, and he literally has looked unhittable at times. Batters are hitting just .222 against him at New Yankee Stadium.
Runs will surely be at a premium on Saturday, and that’s the route that we are going in. Seattle just doesn’t have all that much in it, and we don’t see it scraping together more than perhaps six or seven hits for the whole game as long as the New York bullpen doesn’t implode. King Felix is great as well, and both of these pitchers are riding hot streaks that should not be ignored. New York 4 – Seattle 1
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