Two of the hottest teams in the American League are set for the first of three games in Seattle on Monday night. MLB picks favor Seattle to take the series opener.
Both teams are sitting third in their divisions despite going 7-3 over the last 10 games. The Yankees have picked up a game in the AL East standings on leader Tampa Bay in May. Seattle has only picked up ½ game on Texas despite a 16-8 record in the month.
Eugenio Suarez hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning as Seattle took the series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
BALLGAME. OVER. pic.twitter.com/ZOGWmMfpba
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) May 28, 2023
That is back-to-back series wins for the Mariners. Keep that in mind when it comes time to make MLB prediction. The Yankees had five extra-base hits in a 10-7 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
The Yankees lead the AL with 47 home runs in May, with their .458 slugging percentage ranking fourth. Seattle is fifth in the majors with a 3.41 ERA and 230 strikeouts in May.
When looking at MLB news, Yankees’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo is probable despite dealing with a wrist injury. Seattle outfielder A.J. Pollock is questionable with a leg injury.
Enjoy this quick look at the matchup before checking out our MLB lines.
Judge Looks to Get Going
Reigning AL MVP Aaron Judge had gone four straight games without a home run and was 2-for-13 with five strikeouts during that stretch before his first-inning home run in Sunday’s win.
Judge had 18 home runs by the end of May during the 2022 season on his way to setting the American League record with 62. He is currently at 15, with three games left in May.
Judge had three home runs and two doubles among his six hits against the Mariners a season ago.
The MLB odds total has gone over in 13 of the Yankees’ last 20 games.
Rookie of the Year on a Roll
It hasn’t been the easiest encores for reigning AL Rookie of the Year Julio Rodriguez.
When he went 1-for-10 in a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves, his batting average dipped to .204. Since then, he is 12-for-25 with five extra-base hits, five runs scored and six RBIs.
Rodriguez has five straight two-hit games and had three doubles and a home run over the last four contests.
When making your bet online, consider the fact that four of Seattle’s last six games went under the total.
Domingo German (2-3, 3.75 ERA) vs Bryce Miller (3-1, 1.15)
German didn’t allow a hit in three innings in his last start. However, he was ejected for having too much rosin on his hands, landing him a 10-game suspension. This will be his first game back The last time he faced Seattle was in August, when he surrendered six hits and two runs in five innings as he picked up his first win of the 2022 season.
Miller has allowed one run or less in four of his first five MLB starts, which is something to keep in mind for live betting options. He allowed two hits and no runs in six innings with six strikeouts the last time out.
Yankees vs Mariners Head-to Head
Seattle has won four of the last five meetings. The run total is 24-21 in Seattle’s favor in those matchups.
The Yankees have won six of the last nine games in Seattle.
Just one of the last six games in the series finished under the MLB spreads total.
Yankees vs Mariners Game Information
- Game: Yankees (32-23) vs Mariners (28-25)
- Location: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, WA
- Day/Time: Monday, May 29, 9:30 p.m. ET
- Yankees vs Mariners Live stream: MLB.tv
Yankees vs Mariners Betting Lines
There are questions about how much German will be impacted following his suspension. Still, this looks like a pretty good pitching matchup, so going under eight runs seems to be the smart bet.
Pick: Under 8 (-120)
Both teams are playing pretty good baseball. Some will point out that three of Miller’s first five starts have come against the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers, hardly two of the most feared lineups in the American League.
Miller has been lights out, and with Seattle at -127 to win this series opener, that seems like a fair number in what could be a tight game.
The last two times the Mariners and Yankees met, Seattle won a pair of one-run affairs. It will be a surprise to absolutely nobody to see that happen again on Monday. Going with the Yankees at +1½ (-190) isn’t the worst way to proceed.
Pick: +1½ (-190)