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The Seattle Mariners will play host to the Toronto Blue Jays at T-Mobile Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET and this AL matchup will be televised on either RTNW or RSN.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Seattle (+105) as the underdog to Toronto (-115). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -105 for over 9.5 runs and -115 for under 9.5. The game’s most recent runline odds sit at +130 for betting the Blue Jays -1.5 runs and -150 for the Mariners +1.5.

The Mariners are 64-64 against the spread (ATS), but only 54-74 straight up (SU). The team has lost 11.2 units for moneyline bettors and 10.7 units ATS. On the other hand, the Blue Jays are 52-78 SU and have gone 66-63 against the spread. Overall, the team’s lost 14.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 0.9 units ATS.

Mariners games have an over/under record of 73-45-10 in 2019. The Blue Jays have an over/under record of 59-63-7.

Trent Thornton is getting the start for the visiting Blue Jays. The right-handed Thornton (4-8, 5.30 ERA) has racked up 113 punchouts in 120.2 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Seattle this year.

The Mariners are turning to lefty Justus Sheffield (0-0, 6.00 ERA), who’s got three strikeouts and four walks, along with a 2.00 WHIP. Sheffield hasn’t faced the Blue Jays yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2018.

As a unit, Seattle’s pitchers have allowed 5.7 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 5.27 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.96 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.5 K/9.

The Seattle hitters have produced 4.9 runs per contest, including 5.6 per game over its last 10 games and 6.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .254/.347/.538 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Mariners’ batters have been led by Domingo Santana, who is hitting .256/.332/.449 with 21 home runs, 69 RBIs and 63 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 5.10 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.37 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.37, along with a K/9 of 9.16.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .236/.303/.427 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game this season, including 4.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 1.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).

Freddy Galvis has sparked Toronto’s offense and is slashing .267/.299/.444 with 18 home runs, 54 RBIs and 55 runs scored.

The Mariners are coming off of a 7-6 loss against the Rays, while the Blue Jays just dropped a 3-2 game to the Dodgers.

Blue Jays vs. Mariners Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Mariners, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in only one of Toronto’s last seven contests.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit 20 over their last 10.
  • The Blue Jays have a team OPS of .731 this season and an OPS of .738 against left-handed pitchers. The Mariners’ OPS sits at .764 overall and .764 against southpaws.
  • Seattle has recorded 22.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 23.8 over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have dropped six of their last seven games SU.