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Andy Pettitte vs Joe Saunders matchup featured in MLB action

New York YankeesSeattle Mariners
June 8, 4:10 PM | GrassSafeco Field

New York Yankees vs Seattle Mariners Odds

35-26TEAM RECORD27-35

Safeco Field hosts an MLB battle between the Seattle Mariners and the visiting New York Yankees on Saturday.

New York puts its faith in starter Andy Pettitte to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-3. Getting the ball for the Mariners is Joe Saunders, who owns a 4-5 record on the season with a 5.20 ERA.

View NY Yankees vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Mariners as +127 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 12-ranked Mariners and the American League No. 7-rated Yankees in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seattle's No. 14-rated American League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Yankees defense that ranks No. 1 in the American League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Mariners have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, more than Yankees batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Seattle has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

The Yankees were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +163 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to Seattle on Friday at Safeco Field.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Seattle Mariners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Yankees at Mariners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Yankees' last 13 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Seattle's last 13 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games at home
Seattle is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
NY Yankees at Seattle, Sunday, June 9