Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

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The struggling Seattle Mariners are trying to avoid losing their sixth straight game when they play host to the Toronto Blue Jays at Safeco Field. The game will begin at 4:10 p.m. ET and this AL showdown will be televised on either RTNW or RSN.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners Odds

Toronto (+130) is the underdog to Seattle (-140) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 9 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total sit at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Runline odds stand at -170 for picking the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and +150 for the Mariners -1.5 runs.

The Mariners are 63-48 straight up (SU) and 54-56 against the spread (ATS). The teams gained 10.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 6.3 units (ATS). On the other hand, the Blue Jays have gone 51-59 SU this year and are 49-60 ATS. In total, the teams lost 7.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 18.4 units ATS.

Seattle games have an over/under record of 53-55-2 in 2018. The Blue Jays have been a decent over bet with a total record of 55-46-8.

Sam Gaviglio is getting the start for Toronto. The right-handed Gaviglio (2-4, 5.10 ERA) has racked up 67 strikeouts in 72.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Mariners this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Mariners will put the ball in the right hand of Mike Leake (8-7, 4.16 ERA), who has 81 punchouts and 29 walks as well as a 1.30 WHIP. Leake is 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 2.57 ERA in one start against Toronto this year.

As a unit, Seattle’s pitching staff has yielded 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The clubs starters have a 4.16 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.98 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.5 K/9.

The Seattle offense is putting up 4.1 runs per contest, including 3.2 per game over its last 10 games and 2.2 per game over its last five. The teams hit .213/.254/.317 over its last five games and is 0-5 SU during that span.

Jean Segura has helped lead the Mariners offense this season with eight home runs, 51 RBIs, 72 runs and 15 steals.

For the visitors, Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.84 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 7.91 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.40, along with a K-per-9 of 9.19.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .242/.315/.426 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game this year, including 5.3 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Yangervis Solarte has led Toronto’s hitters and is hitting .233/.285/.403 with 17 home runs, 53 RBIs and 47 runs scored.

The Blue Jays are looking for another win following a 5-1 victory in the prior game of this series.

Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in five of Seattle’s last seven games.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mariners have hit 10 over their last 10.
  • Toronto has recorded 25.3 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.0 over its last five.