5* MLB *BEST BET* Bailout
NY Yankees vs. Seattle,
07/23/2012 22:10 EDT,
Score: 4 - 1
Money Line: -160 NY Yankees
5* MLB *BEST BET* Bailout on Yankees -160
The Yankees will be very hungry here after getting swept in four straight by Oakland. Right away, I like the fact that we have a time-tested piece of history on our side. Consider that plays against home underdogs with a money line of +125 to +175 that are on a good fielding streak (10 straight games with one or less errors) and playing on Monday are 68-19 since 1997. This system has produced a perfect 8-0 mark the last three seasons.
In addition, the Yankees are 5-0 in Kuroda's last 5 starts. He has given up three earned runs or fewer in 12 of his last 16 starts and will have an excellent opportunity to shut down a Seattle lineup that's hitting only .196 at home.
The Mariners are 0-5 in Millwood's last 5 starts. He was shelled by Kansas City his last time out and has never fared very well against the Yankees (3-7 with a 5.11 ERA in 15 starts). I like New York's chance of getting back in the win column tonight. Bet the Yankees.