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New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners - 5/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Mariners at New York Yankees
Date & Time Thursday May 9, 2019, 6:35 PM (EDT)
Yankee Stadium
New York, New York
The Line
New York Yankees -168 / Seattle Mariners +158 O/U: 9.5
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The Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees will be finishing up their MLB series on Thursday.

In the Monday opener of this set, the Yankees banged out a 7-3 win. On Tuesday New York kept it going with a 5-4 victory. In the Wednesday game, Seattle finally got one with a dominant 10-1 win.

For Thursday’s finale, the Mariners will be sending out Mike Leake in the start. Over his 40.1 innings and 2-3 mark so far, Leake has a 4.91 ERA with 33 Ks and nine walks.

Seattle pummeled the Yankees for 14 hits on Wednesday, and all but two batters managed at least one. Ryon Healy had a great day with a two-run homer, two runs and four hits.

Over on the Yankees’ side, they’re going with JA Happ on Thursday. Over 38.1 innings and a 1-3 record so far, Happ has a 4.93 ERA with 27 Ks and nine walks.

New York could only muster five hits on the night Wednesday and four of those belonged to two players—DJ LeMahieu and Mike Tauchman each had two knocks, and Clint Frazier had the other.

The Mariners are 5-0 in their last five Thursday games and 5-0 in Leake’s last five Thursday starts. Seattle is 0-4 in Leake’s last four starts and 5-0 in his last five starts versus the AL East.

Meanwhile, the Yankees are 4-0 in Happ’s last four starts with four days’ rest and 13-6 in his last 19 starts. New York is 13-6 in Happ’s last 19 starts on grass and 1-4 in his last five home starts.

Leake certainly has a few “blah” starts on his resume this year, and he coughed up five earned on 10 hits in 5.0 innings against the Rangers back on April 27.

As for Happ, he had a string of three straight quality starts snapped his last time up with four earned in 5.2 innings during a loss versus the Twins.

I’m not thrilled about either pitcher right now, but given their home potential I like the Yankees here—and the over.

New York Yankees -168

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