Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 8 (7/8): MLB

Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 8 (7/8): MLB

Credit: photo by Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 10:10 p.m. EST
Mariners money line -110
Mariners run line +1.5 (-175)
Blue Jays money line -110
Blue Jays run line -1.5 (+150)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Seattle Mariners Toronto Blue Jays
Record 42-42 45-39
Home / road record 21-20 20-21
Last 10 record 5-5 3-7
Streak W5 L1
Over / under record 40-42-2 46-37-1
Runs / game 4.01 4.70
Runs allowed / game 3.87 4.65

 

Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners will play the 2nd game of the series at the Seattle-Alameda County Coliseum. The Mariners domianted in the first game of the series and beat the Blue Jays 8-3.  Dylan Moore homered — with an assist from left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. — and Marco Gonzales gave up two earned runs and pitched into the seventh inning.

Seattle Mariners

The Mariners get here with a 42-42 record and have won 8 of their last 9 games. The team is averaging 4.01 runs per game. They're batting for .235 AVG, 333 runs scored in 650 hits and 86 home runs, ranking #25 in offense in the league, behind the LA Angels. Ty France leads with 45 RBI and 10 home runs and batting for .316 avg. Eugenio Suarez is the home run leader with 15.

Defensively are allowing 3.8 runs per game, ranking #5 in the league. Logan Gilbert leads the team with 10 wins and pitching for a 2.61 ERA and 93 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher:

George Kirby (2-3, 3.75 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mariners in the 2nd game of the series. Despite allowing just one run in seven innings against Oakland on Saturday, Kirby did not factor in the decision. He struck out nine batters while allowing three hits and one walk.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays get here with a 45-39 record and have lost 6 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.70 runs per game and they're batting for .257 AVG, have 386 runs scored in 726 hits and 108 home runs, ranking #8 in offense in the league behind the Boston Red Sox. Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads the team with .268 ERA, 53 RBI and 19 home runs. Alejandro Kirk is batting for .317 AVG.

Defensively as they are allowing 4.65 runs per game and rank #19 in the league. Alek Manoah leads the team with a 2.33 ERA and 90 strikeouts recording 9 wins for the Jays.

Probable Pitcher:

Ross Stripling (4-3, 3.32 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mariners in the 2nd game of the series. Stripling took the loss against the Rays after allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk in 4.2 innings. He has an ERA of 11.81 and 5 strikeouts in 3 appearances versus the Mariners in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Toronto Blue Jays are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games against Toronto.

Seattle Mariners are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Prediction

The Blue Jays continue to struggling offensively as they are averaging only 2.3 runs per game in the last 7. Ross Strippling will start for the Blue Jays and he's coming from a loss against the Rays where he allowed 4 runs. The Mariners are on a roll as they have won 8 of their last 9 games and 5 of their last 6 at home. However I think Stripling will bounce back and get a good start and with the Blue Jays struggling at offense I think the best play is the under.

PICK: Under 8.5 (-110)

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