Yankees Finally End Skid
Ever since the New York Yankees hit the 70-win mark, they’ve hit a wall. This regression had caused them to drop five straight, with two of those coming to the Seattle Mariners. That drought ended on Monday when they beat the Mariners 9-4.
Are the Yankees going to stay on track or should you take a shot with the Mariners on the MLB betting odds? Let’s take a closer look at this matchup for those who bet online.
Yankees Starting Cole
The New York Yankees picked up a much-needed win on Monday but the team is still just 10-16 in their last 26 contests. Their bats have gone cold as Gleyber Torres is batting .260 over the last week while Aaron Hicks is at .150. And now the team has lost Matt Carpenter (foot) to injury.
They are looking to string together two straight wins and they’ll have Gerrit Cole as their starter to lead the way. Cole has been one of the more consistent pitchers. He’s 9-4 with a 3.56 ERA and the second-most strikeouts in the league at 170.
The Mariners bat .252 against Cole and they have seven home runs in 95 at-bats against him. Of the 11 Seattle batters he’s faced, six have registered a homer against him. If you’re thinking about your MLB picks, keep that in mind.
Mariners Giving Castillo The Green Light
Luis Castillo is set to start in this one in what will be his second start since being acquired by the Seattle Mariners. He hasn’t been around the team too much, getting traded to the Mariners just 10 days ago after playing the whole season with the Cincinnati Reds.
Castillo is 5-4 with a solid ERA of 2.95. He faced the Yankees in his first start with the Mariners, pitching 6.2 innings and allowing three runs. His team still came out on top with a 7-3 final. Seattle hopes to garner the same results.
Yankees vs Mariners Head-to-Head
These two teams have split four meetings this season.
Yankees vs Mariners Game Information
- Game: Yankees (71-39) vs Mariners (59-52)
- Location: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, WA
- Day/Time: Tuesday Aug. 9, 10:10 p.m. ET
- Yankees vs Mariners Live Stream: MLB.tv
Yankees vs Mariners Betting Lines
|New York Yankees
G. Cole -R
L. Castillo -R
Yankees vs Mariners Prediction
On Monday, the Yankees looked put together again for the first time in a handful of nights and Seattle didn’t have much of an answer. This time around, Castillo will be asked to rise to the challenge and replicate what he was able to do in his first game with the Mariners.
That’s going to be awfully difficult with Cole starting on the other end with the amount of strikeouts he’s racked up this year.
New York is the current favorites in the sportsbook and is probably worth a play as a small favorite. In previous weeks, you would have had to pay a lot more to bet on them.
However, if you’re not thrilled with laying the juice, the over feels like it could be the right play. The Yankees should fare better now that they’ve seen Castillo recently and Cole is known to give up some homers.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.