Blue Jays vs. Mariners Prediction
After dropping Thursday’s series opener, can the Seattle Mariners bounce back and beat the Toronto Blue Jays at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
927 Toronto Blue Jays at 928 Seattle Mariners
Friday, August 3, 2018
10:10PM ET – Safeco Field
TV: RTNW (Sea)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Mariners are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -170 to win. The Blue Jays are getting a money line of +150 to prevail while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 82 percent going on Seattle at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blue Jays take opener
The Blue Jays took the series opener on Thursday, 7-3, to put an end to a 3-game losing streak. Toronto is now 49-59 overall and 22-31 on the road. The Jays are putting up 4.48 runs per game this year while allowing 5.08 per contest.
Ryan Borucki gets the start for the Blue Jays this evening. He is making his seventh start of the season and comes in with an 0-2 record, a 2.83 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. Borucki has pitched 35.0 innings and has 28 strikeouts with 11 walks.
Mariners drop third straight
The Mariners have lost three straight following Thursday’s loss. Felix Hernandez struggled again and the offense has scored three runs or less in four straight. Seattle is now 63-46 overall and 35-22 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.17 runs per game this year while allowing 4.29 per contest on defense.
Marco Gonzales takes the mound for the Mariners on Friday night. He is making his 22nd start of the year and has a 12-5 record with a 3.37 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. Gonzales has pitched a total of 125.2 innings and has 111 strikeouts with 25 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have lost eight of their last 10 following a win and 25 of their last 32 games against a left-handed starter.
The Mariners have won Gonzales’ last five starts overall and his last six starts at home. They also have won 21 of their last 26 against losing teams.
Felix Hernandez let the Mariners down again with a weak start. I don’t think that will be an issue tonight for Gonzales, who has been pitching well for weeks. Borucki has some good numbers, but I think the Toronto bullpen won’t be able to match what Seattle will do on the mound.
The Pick: Seattle Mariners -170