New York Yankees (26-25) at Seattle Mariners (24-26)
|Date & Time||Monday June 1, 2015, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Mariners -152 / New York Yankees +142 --- Over/Under: 6
The Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees face off on Monday in game one of their MLB series at Safeco Field.
The Seattle Mariners have lost their last two games to drop to two games under .500 for the season. The Mariners are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 12-13 at home, and they are 6.5 games back in the AL West standings. As a team the Mariners are hitting .238 with Nelson Cruz hitting .335, Kyle Seager hitting .272, and Robinson Cano hitting .251. The Mariners pitching staff has an ERA if 3.75 with the starters at 3.77 and the bullpen at 3.70. For game one against the Yankees the Mariners start Felix Hernandez who has allowed 48 hits and 15 runs while striking out 71 over 70.2 innings for a 8-1 record and a 1.91 ERA.
The New York Yankees are tied for the lead in the American League East as they have hit the skids of late. The Yankees are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 14-15 on the road, and they are just one game over .500. As a team the Yankees are hitting .245 with Jacoby Ellsbury hitting .324, Alex Rodriguez hitting .281, and Brett Gardener hitting .274. The Yankees pitching staff has an ERA of 3.86 with the starters at 4.29 and the bullpen at 3.10. For game one against the Mariners the Yankees start Michael Pineda who has allowed 68 hits and 24 earned runs while striking out 67 over 64.1 innings for a 6-2 record and a 3.36 ERA.
Seattle is 5-1 against the AL East, 5-1 against a team with a winning record, and 5-1 in Hernandez’s last six home starts. New York is 5-13 in their last 18 games, 1-4 in game one of a series, and 9-3 in Pineda’s last 12 starts. New York has won their last five games in Seattle.
The total is set at 6.0 and with it that low I have to take at least a shot at the over and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.