|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the MLBBaseball betting Thursday will include one of the hottest teams in all of sportsbook betting going up against a wild card contender from Seattle as the Mariners host the Yankees. Baseball betting fans have seen the Yankees become one of the biggest sportsbook betting money makers since late June as they have taken firm control of the AL east.
The Yankees stunning baseball betting sweep of the Boston Red Sox last weekend caught the attention of the sportsbook betting community and served notice to everyone that the Bronx Bombers have turned the table to become the dominant force in the American League.
A big reason for the recent baseball betting success of the Yankees has been their improved pitching staff, which has slowly emerged to climb into the middle of the pack for staff earned run average after ranking near the bottom of the charts for most of the season. The Yankees offensive lineup is as good as any in baseball betting and ranked 2nd overall in run production. Robinson Cano led the Yankees in hitting with a .313 average with 16 home runs and 57 runs batted in. Reliable veteran Derek Jeter was hitting .312 with 72 runs scored and 19 stolen bases. Mark Teixeira was the main
The Seattle Mariners are something of the opposite to New York in that they are a weak hitting team but with very strong pitching and that is what has kept them in the baseball betting post season chase. The Mariners ranked 27th overall in run production but 6th overall in staff earned run average. Russell Branyan has been the main power source for Seattle with 26 home runs and 66 runs batted in. Ichiro Suzuki led the Mariners in hitting with a .363 average and 66 runs scored with 23 stolen bases.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this baseball betting matchup are left hander CC Sabathia for the Yankees and right hander Ian Snell of the Mariners. Sabathia is 12-7 with a 3.76 ERA while Snell is 2-8 with a 5.82 ERA.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.