Hernandez, Sabathia duel in the Bronx
The Seattle Mariners are slated to send Felix Hernandez to the mound on Tuesday night as they open up a three-game MLB betting series on the road against CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees.
Hernandez is riding a four-game winning streak into Tuesday's start, giving up just two earned runs over 30 innings of work in those outings to drop his ERA to 1.53. The Yankees have managed to win five of Sabathia's eight starts so far this year.
Sabathia is 4-3 with a 3.23 ERA on the season, while Hernandez is 5-2 on the year.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Mariners listed as underdogs of +-122 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for updates at 5Dimes.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked Yankees and the American League No. 15-rated Mariners in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Mariners defense that ranks No. 6 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Yankees have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Mariners batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Seattle owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.
Seattle was a 6-1 winner in its last match at home against the Athletics. They won as +112 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Seattle looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, a 6-1 final on Sunday in support of Joe Saunders at Safeco Field.
New York was a 7-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Indians. They won as +114 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Yankees didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Cleveland 7-0 on Monday at Progressive Field.
Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Mariners at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Seattle's last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Seattle is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 8 games when playing Seattle
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Seattle at NY Yankees, Wednesday, May 15