Blue Jays vs. Mariners Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 28, 2023

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Blue Jays vs. Mariners Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 28, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays (16-9) and Seattle Mariners (11-14) meet Friday at Rogers Centre, with first pitch at 7:07 PM ET on SN1. The Blue Jays are -114 moneyline favorites for the contest, however, the Mariners are favored against the spread of 1.5 runs with +159 odds.

Toronto’s Alek Manoah and Seattle’s Luis Castillo have been named the starters for this contest.

Blue Jays vs. Mariners Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -114
  • Mariners odds to win: -105
  • Spread: Mariners -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Time: 7:07 PM ET
  • TV: SN1

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Blue Jays and Mariners Betting Trends

The Blue Jays have put together an 11-5 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 68.8% of those games).

Toronto has gone 10-4 (winning 71.4% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -114 or shorter.

The Mariners have entered the game as underdogs eight times this season and won three of those games.

Seattle has a record of 3-3 when it’s set as an underdog of -105 or more by sportsbooks this season.

The Blue Jays have played in 25 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total nine times (9-14-2).

So far this season, the Mariners and their opponents have hit the over in 13 of their 25 games with a total.

Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays rank 13th in runs scored with 120, 4.8 per game.

Toronto averages 1.2 home runs per game to rank 14th in MLB play with 29 total home runs .

The Blue Jays are fifth in MLB with a .261 batting average.

Toronto strikes out 8 times per game, the fifth-best mark in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Blue Jays has a collective 9.3 K/9, the 10th-best in the majors.

Toronto has a 4.01 team ERA that ranks 12th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Mariners Stats & Insights

The Mariners have scored 108 runs (4.3 per game) this season, which ranks 20th in MLB.

Seattle’s 26 home runs rank 20th in Major League Baseball.

The Mariners rank 27th in MLB with a team batting average of just .222.

Seattle ranks 17th with an average of 9.4 strikeouts per game.

The Mariners average the 14th-most strikeouts per nine innings (nine) in the league this season.

Seattle has the 10th-best ERA (3.76) in the majors this season.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Manoah (1-1) takes the mound for the Blue Jays in his sixth start of the season. He has a 5.13 ERA in 26 1/3 innings pitched, with 21 strikeouts.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto with five home runs this season. He’s batting .333 with 15 RBI.

Matt Chapman leads Toronto in home runs with five, runs batted in with 18 and a batting average of .364.

Bo Bichette leads Toronto in home runs with five. He’s driven in 15 runs and is slugging .528.

Whit Merrifield is batting .313 with an OBP of .377 and a slugging percentage of .403 this season.

Mariners Key Players to Watch

Castillo (2-0) will take the mound for the Mariners, his sixth start of the season.

Jarred Kelenic has racked up a team-high batting average of .316, and paces the Mariners in home runs (seven).

Ty France has put up 15 runs batted in to lead his team.

Julio Rodriguez is hitting .224 with five doubles, a triple, five home runs and eight walks.

J.P. Crawford is hitting .260 with seven doubles, a home run and 16 walks.

Blue Jays and Mariners Injuries

Blue Jays: Adam Cimber: 15 Day IL (Rhomboid), Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Chris Bassitt: day-to-day (Back)

Mariners: Dylan Moore: 10 Day IL (Olique), Taylor Trammell: 10 Day IL (Hand), Andres Munoz: 15 Day IL (Deltoid), Robbie Ray: 15 Day IL (Flexor), Evan White: 60 Day IL (Adductor)

Blue Jays vs. Mariners Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Blue Jays 5, Mariners 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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