MLB Picks: Yankees vs. Mariners Betting Lines

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:44 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jun. 10, 2014 1:44 PM UTC

The Seattle Mariners are one of the hottest teams in baseball, but they’ll cool off against the New York Yankees after a cross-country flight. Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting lines for this American League affair.

Time for revenge
New York has dropped seven of its last 10 games, including a 2-1 setback to the Kansas City Royals as +115 road underdogs Sunday, while going 'under' the betting total for the third time in four contests.
The Yankees have totaled just seven runs in dropping their first three meetings against the Mariners, but they’ve gone 4-0-1 in their last five road series in the rivalry. MLB handicappers will find that the Yankees have the second-highest all-time winning percentage (.603) for an AL team at this ballpark.

Cano takes on his former team
Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano will be facing his former club at this venue for the first time, as he enters the series opener with a MLB-best .370 batting average since May 3. The Mariners are coming off a 6-1 road trip, which ended with a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays as +176 underdogs Monday, while going 'under' the betting total for the fourth time in five opportunities. Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise has produced a 90-101 record.

Yankees starting pitcher Vidal Nuno (1-2, 5.33 ERA) didn’t earn a decision in a 7-4 home defeat to the Oakland Athletics last Monday, as he surrendered two runs and six hits over 4.2 innings of work.The left-hander is 1-0 with a 1.86 in five road appearances (three starts), while the franchise has won all five of his career starts away from the Bronx. Nuno will be facing the Mariners for the first time in his career.

Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (4-2, 2.66 ERA) tallied a 2-0 road victory over the Atlanta Braves in his last trip to the mound—scattering six hits over seven innings of work.The right-hander has put together a 1-2 record and 2.79 ERA in four home appearances, but he’s served up four home runs in 29 combined frames. Iwakuma has compiled a 1-1 record and 3.18 ERA in three career starts versus the Bronx Bombers.

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Yankees as one of their MLB picks, as the Mariners are 7-17 in their last 24 games following a road trip of seven or more days.

Free MLB Pick:  New York Yankees

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