Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners Matchup

Jonathan GarosBaseball, MLB

The Seattle Mariners will face off against the Toronto Blue Jays at Safeco Field. The opening pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET and this AL matchup will be shown on both RTNW and RSN.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners Odds

The Mariners are 61-43 straight up (SU) and 54-53 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 14.6 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 3.1 units (ATS). Seattle has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. On the other hand, the Blue Jays are 47-56 SU and have gone 47-59 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 9.7 units for moneyline gamblers and 18.6 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

Mariners games have had an over/under record of 50-55-2 in 2018. Toronto has been a decent over bet with a total record of 52-46-8.

Luis Santos will get the nod for the visiting Blue Jays. The right-handed Santos is 1-1 with a 7.24 ERA and 17 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Mariners this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Mariners are handing the ball to righty Felix Hernandez (8-9, 5.58 ERA), who’s got 95 strikeouts and 40 walks to his name, as well as a 1.41 WHIP. Hernandez did not record a start against the Blue Jays in 2017.

As a unit, Seattle’s pitching staff has allowed 4.3 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starters have an ERA of 4.13, a WHIP of 1.22 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.8. The bullpen has a 3.88 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.

Seattle’s hitters are putting up 4.2 runs per outing, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has hit .244/.305/.431 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Mariners’ hitters have been led by shortstop Jean Segura and outfielder Dee Gordon. Segura is slashing .317/.347/.446 with seven home runs, 49 RBIs, 68 runs and 15 steals, while Gordon is hitting .290 with 113 hits, 22 RBIs, 47 runs and 24 steals.

In the other dugout, Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 4.80 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.07 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.44, along with a K-per-9 of 9.24.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .241/.315/.424 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game this season, including 4.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Third baseman Yangervis Solarte and first baseman Justin Smoak continue to lead Toronto’s hitters. Solarte is slashing .234/.287/.412 with 17 home runs, 53 RBIs and 45 runs scored, while Smoak (.252/.365/.475) has produced 16 homers, 54 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

The Blue Jays have gained 4.0 units and are 31-38 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 36 of those games, compared to 29 that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Mariners have netted 19.7 units and are 37-36 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 38 of those games, compared to 34 that’ve gone under.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes,

  • Toronto has tallied 18 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Seattle has 11 XBH over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • Toronto fielders have committed two errors over their last five games, compared to five errors for Seattle over its last five.
  • The Mariners have lost three of their last four games SU.