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For the last few days, our gambling experts have been analyzing everything that is going on in what can be considered by many as an unpredictable MLB season; our goal is to ensure we give you well-analyzed tips. We look at things such as the possible team rotation, injuries, dressing room mood etc. Up next is our tip for the week!
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And this week, we will be looking at a clash between two top-rated MLB teams - Yankees vs. Mariners, which is set to go down on August 7 at the Yankee stadium. The teams seem to be performing almost at the same level - the Yankees rank position 10 in the MLB table, with a winning percentage (PCT) of 0.546, while the Mariners are at position 13 with a winning percentage of 0.527
The current status
The Yankees hoping to maintain recent form
The Yankees have maintained great form in the last few weeks. So far in the MLB, they have 59 wins from 108 matches which is quite impressive. The team has managed to win eight of its last ten fixtures; hence the players will be aiming to keep the fire burning.
Let’s now look at the totals (last ten games): Of the ten most recent games, six have ended under 8.5. And out of the eight wins, the Yankees won by a margin of two or more runs seven times. Also, for the two losses, the Yankees lost by a margin of two or more runs.
The Mariners to recover from recent loses
The Mariners have suffered two consecutive defeats, which can’t be considered a reflection of what the team has been all about. They lost 4 - 3 to the Tampa Bay Rays and 5 - 3 to the New York Yankees. The team has 58 wins from 110 matches, a record that does not significantly differ from that of the Yankees. These stats clearly show that they have almost an equal chance of winning.
Of their ten most recent fixtures, the Mariners have only won four times. Also, six out of ten of their last games have ended over 8.5. In addition, seven of those matches have been by a win or loss of two or more runs.
The Yankees vs. The Mariners H2H
Since May 2019, these two teams have clashed 11 times, with the Yankees winning nine times. Of the nine wins, six were by a margin of two or more runs. Out of the 11 clashes, seven ended with over 8.5. Also, in cases where the Yankees lost, it was by a margin of two or more runs.
Looking at the H2H stats, the Mariners are the underdogs. However, looking at the teams’ performances this season, they’re almost at par.
The game will be at the Yankee stadium, giving the Yankees a home advantage. Also, the Yankees have two wins from two in their most recent games ( 5 - 3 vs. Mariners & 10 - 3 vs. Orioles), which will give them more confidence going into this match.
New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners
Yankee Stadium | The Yankees: 5 vs. The Mariners: 3 |MLB
T-Mobile Park stadium | The Mariners: 4 vs. The Yankees: 0 |MLB
T-Mobile Park stadium | The Mariners: 4 vs. The Yankees: 5 |MLB
T-Mobile Park stadium | The Mariners: 1 vs. The Yankees: 12 | MLB
T-Mobile Park stadium | The Mariners: 3 vs. The Yankees: 7 | MLB
Since 2019, the Yankees and the Mariners have faced each other 11 times, with the Yankees winning nine times
Out of those 11 meetings, seven matches ended over 8.5
In the last nine games that the Yankees have won against the Mariners, six have been by a margin of two or more runs
Our Betting Tip for Today
This is a clash that most pundits think could go either way if we look at the standings only. However, the Yankees have home advantage and a better recent form; hence we will tip it to win.
Our choice: the Yankees to win | over 8.5
Looking at how these teams have been performing, it seems any team can win. However, the Yankees have had a better performance winning eight of their last ten fixtures compared to Mariners, who have won four out of ten.
Besides, the Yankees have a home advantage. Lastly, since May 2019, these teams have met 11 times, with the Yankees winning nine times. This clearly shows the Yankees are the better team going into this fixture.
But suppose you want to add a little more risk to your bet - let’s look at the total runs. All stats show this game could end over 8.5. But the most important one is out of the eleven times that these teams have faced each other (since may 2019), seven have ended over 8.5. Also, six out of ten of the Mariner’s latest games have finished over 8.5, while for the Yankees, it is four out of ten of their most recent fixtures; hence we’d recommend adding an over 8.5 to your bet.