The Toronto Blue Jays are heading west to face off against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. This AL showdown starts at 10:10 p.m. ET and fans can watch it on both RTNW and RSN.
Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners Odds
Oddsmakers have listed Toronto (+150) as the underdog to Seattle (-160). The total sits at 8.5 runs and bettors can take the over for +105 and the under for -125. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds sitting at -145 for the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and +125 for the Mariners -1.5.
The Mariners are 61-44 straight up (SU) and 54-54 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 13.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 4.3 units (ATS). Seattle has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven. The Blue Jays are 47-57 SU and have gone 47-60 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 10.7 units for moneyline gamblers and 20.4 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven.
Seattle games have had an over/under record of 51-55-2 in 2018. Toronto has been a decent over bet with a total record of 53-46-8.
Ryan Borucki will get the nod for the visiting Blue Jays. The southpaw Borucki is 0-2 with a 2.83 ERA and 28 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Mariners this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Mariners will turn to lefty Marco Gonzales (12-5, 3.37 ERA), who has 111 strikeouts and 25 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.16. Gonzales did not record a start against the Blue Jays in 2017.
As a unit, Seattle’s pitching staff has yielded 4.3 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.21, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.8. The bullpen has a 3.85 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.
Seattle’s offense has produced 4.2 runs per outing, including 3.2 per game over its last 10 games and 3.4 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .248/.295/.400 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.
Shortstop Jean Segura and right fielder Dee Gordon have led the Mariners’ batters this year. Segura is hitting .315/.345/.446 with eight home runs, 51 RBIs, 72 runs and 15 stolen bases, while Gordon’s line is .287/.306/.349 with 117 hits, 22 RBIs, 48 runs and 25 steals.
For the visiting squad, Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 4.87 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.09 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.43, along with a WHIP of 1.40.
Blue Jays hitters have slashed .241/.315/.423 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.6 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).
Toronto’s offensive production has been powered by third baseman Yangervis Solarte and first baseman Justin Smoak, who collectively have swatted 34 home runs. Solarte is slashing .235/.288/.408 with 17 home runs, 53 RBIs and 46 runs scored. Smoak (.251/.360/.475) is up to 17 homers, 55 RBIs and 47 runs scored.
The Blue Jays have lost 14.7 units and are 16-22 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 17 of those games, compared to 17 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Mariners have lost 6.1 units and are 17-18 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s hit in 13 of those games, compared to 21 that went under the total.
Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Mariners, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – OVER