Blue Jays vs. Mariners Prediction
Can the Toronto Blue Jays completely an unlikely 4-game sweep on the road against the Seattle Mariners when the two wrap up their series at 4:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, August 5, 2018
4:10PM 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 -150 to win. The Blue Jays are getting a money line of +140 to prevail while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 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 seek sweep
The Blue Jays earned their third straight win over Seattle on Saturday with a 5-1 victory over the Mariners. Toronto is now 51-59 overall and 24-31 on the road. The Jays are putting up 4.51 runs per game this year while allowing 5.02 per contest.
Sam Gaviglio gets the start for the Blue Jays on Sunday. He comes into the game with a 2-4 record over 14 starts and has a 5.10 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Gaviglio has 67 strikeouts and 24 walks over 72.1 innings of work.
Mariners fall again
The Mariners have lost five straight games following last night’s loss and they have scored just 11 runs over the five games. Seattle is now 63-48 overall and 35-24 at home. The Mariners are putting up 4.13 runs per game this year while allowing 4.32 per contest on defense.
Mike Leake gets the start for the Mariners this afternoon. He has made 22 starts on the season and has an 8-7 record, a 4.16 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Leake has pitched a total of 134.0 innings and has 81 strikeouts with 29 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have won seven of their last 10 Sunday games and are 10-2 in their last 12 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
The Mariners have lost 18 of their last 22 Game 4’s when dropping the first three in a series. However, they are 21-7 in their last 28 against losing teams.
The Mariners haven’t been able to hit this weekend and I think those struggles will continue. While Gaviglio isn’t great, I don’t think Seattle has its hitting figured out right now. Leake hasn’t been dominant this year either, so I think the Blue Jays can continue to put up runs in this series. They won’t likely need many runs to win this game.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays +140