Mariners vs. Blue Jays Tuesday Pick
The Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays will open a new series on Tuesday night. Will the Mariners take the first game of the series with James Paxton set to take on Marcus Stroman in the pitching matchup?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre
TV: SEA (RSNW); TOR (SNO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Mariners as a -132 favorite. As of this writing, 63% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mariners to beat the Blue Jays on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Mariners' strikes out whopping 16 in no-decision vs. A's
James Paxton scattered five hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings with a career-high 16 strikeouts in Wednesday's no-decision against the Athletics. Paxton departed with a 2-0 lead after throwing 105 pitches, but Juan Nicasio immediately came on and allowed two runs to take the win out of Paxton's pocket. He joined Mark Langston, Mike Moore and Randy Johnson as the only pitchers in franchise history to log 16 or more strikeouts in a single game. The feat was last accomplished in 1997 by Johnson
Blue Jays' Stroman takes another loss in last start
Marcus Stroman scattered six hits and two runs over seven innings Wednesday in the Blue Jays’ loss to the Twins. Stroman finished with five strikeouts and one walk over his 99 pitches. Eddie Rosario clubbed a solo home run off Stroman in the second and the Twins got to him for another run after loading the bases in the third inning.
Stroman blanked Minnesota over his last four innings but didn’t get any run support as the Jays’ bats fell silent against rookie Fernando Romero. The right-hander will take an ugly 7.52 ERA into his next start Tuesday against the Mariners. He’ll be looking for his first win since September 24.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mariners are 20-41 in their last 61 games played in Toronto and are 1-6 in their last seven games versus the Blue Jays overall.
The under is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams.
The Mariners are 4-1 in Paxton's last five starts, are 8-3 in his last 11 road outings, and are 8-2 in his last 10 outings versus a team with a winning record. On the other side, the Blue Jays are just 1-4 in Stroman's last five starts and are 1-4 in his last five outings when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -132