Seattle Mariners vs New York Yankees MLB Pick – August 1

The MLB is set up with another solid set of action on August 1. Ten games are up on the board throughout Monday night. One of these games will be between the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees. These two teams have been strong this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will throw the first pitch at around 7:05 PM Eastern time.

Seattle has earned a record of 55-48 throughout this season, which has them sitting in second place of the AL West. The Mariners are coming off a loss in their last game, but have gone 4-6 in those 10 games. Seattle is currently in a wild card spot and 12 games back of the top seeded Houston Astros. The Mariners will look to earn a big win on the road.

The Yankees have put up a record of 69-34 so far on the season, which has them in first place in the AL East. New York lost their last time out, but have gone 5-5 in their last 10 matchups. The Yankees have an eleven and a half game lead on the division. New York will look for a win at home on Monday night.

These two teams have been solid throughout the season and will look for a win in this one. The Mariners have struggled a bit as of late, but have jumped up in the standings. New York will look to grab a big win as they try to build up their divisional lead. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Seattle Mariners +1 ½ (-130) +156 Over 9 (-115)
New York Yankees -1 ½ (+110) -190 Under 9 (-105)
Team Data Seattle Mariners New York Yankees
Overall Record 55-48 69-34
Away/ Home Record 28-25 40-13
Batting Average .233 .245
Batting Average Away/ Home .235 .236
ERA 3.64 3.19
ERA Away/ Home 3.93 2.82

Betting Trends

Seattle Mariners

  • 4-6 when playing on a Monday
  • 35-30 in night games
  • 45-34 against right handers
  • 23-23 after a loss
  • 22-27 against team with a winning record

New York Yankees

  • 5-2 when playing on Monday
  • 47-23 in night games
  • 24-8 against left handed starters
  • 22-10 after a loss
  • 31-19 against team with a winning record

These two teams met up seven times throughout last season. New York earned a record of 5-2 throughout those games, outscored the Mariners 30-20 in those matchups. The Yankees are coming off a four game set with the Kansas City Royals, going 3-1 in those games. Seattle came off a four game series against the Houston Astros, where they lost three of the four.

Offense

The Mariners have struggled a bit hitting the ball on the season. Seattle has a .233 batting average, which is 25th in the league. The Mariners have posted an on base percentage of .316, which is 12th in the MLB. Seattle has earned a .700 OPS, which is 16th in the league. The Mariners have a BA of .232 against right handers.

New York has been great at the plate throughout the season. The Yankees have a batting average of .245, which is 14th in the MLB. New York has earned a .331 OBP, which is 2nd in the league. The Yankees have put up an OPS of .775, which is 2nd in the MLB. New York has hit .248 against lefties this season.

The Yankees have been the better team hitting the ball on the season and will look to get going early. New York has been great at getting on base and going deep this season. Seattle has been stronger as of late and will look to keep their bats hot. If either team can come out fast, it could be enough for the win.

Pitching Preview

I expect Marco Gonzales to get the start on the mound for Seattle in this one. Gonzales has started in 20 games this season, going 6-10 in those games. He has posted an ERA of 3.66 and a 1.35 WHIP in those outings. Gonzales pitched seven innings in his last start against the Texas Rangers. He gave up four hits and two runs in the win.

Domingo German will likely get the nod at pitcher for the Yankees on Monday night. German has earned a record of 0-1 in his two starts on the season. He has put up a 8.22 ERA and a WHIP of 1.83 in those matchups. German’s last start was against the New York Mets. He gave up five hits and two runs through four and two thirds innings.

These two pitchers have been solid this season and will look to come out quickly in this one. New York has the edge in the bullpen in this one. The Yankees relievers have a 2.92 ERA, which is 2nd in the MLB. The Mariners bullpen has combined for an ERA of 3.57, which is 10th in the league. Both teams will look for pitching to step up early in this one.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been strong this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Mariners have struggled a bit as of late, but will look to bounce back early in this one. Seattle will look to step up early in this one. The Mariners have the edge with Gonzales starting at pitcher. If Seattle can get their bats going early, it could be enough for the win.

Bovada has New York listed as a -190 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Yankees will win this game around 65.5 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with both teams looking to grab the win in this one. As big underdogs, I like the value on the Mariners to pull off the upset on the road.

The Bet
Seattle Mariners
+156
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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