Blue Jays vs. Mariners Prediction
Will the Seattle Mariners suffer a surprising third straight loss at home to the Toronto Blue Jays when the two meet up tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 4, 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 -230 to win. The Blue Jays are getting a money line of +200 to prevail while the over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 74 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 firs two
The Blue Jays have won the first two games in this series following a 7-2 win on Friday night. Toronto is now 50-59 overall and 23-31 on the road. The Jays are putting up 4.50 runs per game this year while allowing 5.06 per contest.
Marco Estrada makes the start for Toronto tonight. He is 4-8 through 18 starts and has a 4.90 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP. Estrada has pitched a total of 93.2 innings and has 70 strikeouts with 28 walks.
Mariners in a funk
The Mariners have lost four straight after losing the first two in this series and the offense has scored three runs or less in all four losses. Seattle is now 63-47 overall and 35-23 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.19 runs per game this year while allowing 4.32 per contest on defense.
James Paxton gets the start for Seattle on Saturday. He is 9-4 on the year through 21 starts. Paxton carries a 3.49 ERA with a 1.05 WHIP. Over 126.1 innings of work, Paxton has logged 163 strikeouts with 33 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have won five of Estrada’s last six Saturday starts, but they have lost eight of his last 11 starts overall.
The Mariners have won five of Paxton’s last six starts against a losing team and five of his last six starts against AL East opponents.
Seattle has been let down at the plate and on the mound in this series. The bullpen hasn’t been on point and the hitters have struggled with average pitchers. Due to their lack of consistent hitting, I can’t bet on them as such a big favorite. Paxton is a great pitcher, but he needs run support and help from his pen. That hasn’t been the story this weekend for Seattle.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays +200