The Mariners have had their playoff hopes seriously doused as they’ve dropped two in a row to one of the teams they are chasing in the standings. Aaron Sanchez (13-2, 3.17 ERA) will take the bump opposite Felix Hernandez (11-6, 3.79 ERA) this afternoon looking to close out the Jays’ road trip with a sweep in Seattle.
- The Mariners are 7-2 in their last 9 games with Felix Hernandez as the starting pitcher.
- The Blue Jays are 2-6 in their last 8 games on the road after a win on the road.
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the Blue Jays’ last 10 games after consecutive wins.
Sanchez has been dealing with blisters the last couple of weeks and they seem to have seriously affected his pitching performance. In his two starts this month, Sanchez has given up nine earned runs in just 10.2 innings and has struck out only six batters. The hope is that these blisters have been remedied and the Jays’ young righty will be back to the form that has seen him post an 8-1 record and 2.62 ERA on the road.
King Felix has had a pretty rough go of things lately as he’s allowed five or more runs in three of his last four starts. Two of those starts were made vs the Texas Rangers, whom Hernandez has struggled against a bit in his career and has a 7.47 ERA against them this season. The Venezuelan has not pitched against the Jays this year, but he is 2-0 against teams in the AL East.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Toronto Blue Jays before the first pitch in this match found them as 100 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.4-2.0 win for the Blue Jays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Seattle Mariners bring a 79-72 record to the battle against the 83-68 Blue Jays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Toronto injuries news.
The Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays odds would favor the Mariners if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Seattle is rated No. 4 in the current Odds – Shark
poll, while Toronto is at No. 25.
At the plate, Seattle owns the No. 10 ranking for hits at 8.86 per game. By contrast, the Toronto Blue Jays are rated No. 22 in the same category at 8.46 per game.
Toronto brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mariners’s No. 15-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto got the job done in their last match in a 10-2 victory over Seattle on Tuesday at Safeco Field behind starter J Happ.
- Toronto is 3-12 ATS in its last 15 games
- Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games
- Toronto is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
- Seattle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Seattle is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
- Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle’s last 7 games
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto home to New York, Friday, September 23rd
Seattle at Minnesota, Friday, September 23rd