Blue Jays vs. Mariners Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 29, 2023

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Blue Jays vs. Mariners Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 29, 2023

MLB Predictions

Entering Saturday’s matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays (17-9), the Seattle Mariners (11-15) are on a three-game losing streak. The contest starts at 3:07 PM ET on SN1 with the Blue Jays listed as -276 favorites, while the are +225 underdogs who may be heading for a fourth straight defeat.

Kevin Gausman will get the ball for Toronto while Seattle will counter with Easton McGee.

Blue Jays vs. Mariners Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -276
  • Mariners odds to win: +225
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
  • Time: 3:07 PM ET
  • TV: SN1

Who Will Win Blue Jays vs. Mariners?

Blue Jays and Mariners Betting Trends

The Blue Jays are 12-5 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 70.6% of those games).

Toronto has played as moneyline favorites of -276 or shorter in just two games this season, which it won both.

The Mariners have been underdogs in nine games this season and won three (33.3%) of those contests.

Seattle has not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +225.

In the 26 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Blue Jays, they have combined with opponents to go over the total nine times (9-15-2).

So far this season, the Mariners and their opponents have hit the over in 13 of their 26 games with a total.

Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays rank 12th in runs scored with 123, 4.7 per game.

Toronto is 14th in MLB action with 30 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.

The Blue Jays have the sixth-best batting average in the majors (.260).

Toronto’s hitters strike out eight times per game, the eighth-fewest strikeouts in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Blue Jays has a collective 9.6 K/9, the fifth-best in MLB.

Toronto has the 12th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.93).

Mariners Stats & Insights

The Mariners rank 21st in the majors with 110 total runs scored this season.

Seattle ranks 19th in Major League Baseball with 27 home runs.

The Mariners rank 27th in MLB with a team batting average of just .221.

Seattle ranks 24th with an average of 9.6 strikeouts per game.

The Mariners strike out nine batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 14th in MLB.

Seattle pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.75 ERA this year, 10th-best in baseball.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Gausman makes the start for the Blue Jays, his sixth of the season. He is 2-2 with a 2.84 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings pitched.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto in home runs this season with five while driving in 15 runs.

Matt Chapman leads Toronto in home runs with five, runs batted in with 19 and a batting average of .370.

Bo Bichette’s five home runs lead all Toronto hitters, and he’s slugging .509.

Whit Merrifield is batting .324 with an OBP of .383 and a slugging percentage of .423 this season.

Mariners Key Players to Watch

McGee will make his first start of the season for the Mariners.

Jarred Kelenic has a team-high batting average of .325, while leading the Mariners in home runs (seven).

Ty France’s 15 runs batted in are a team-high mark.

Julio Rodriguez has six doubles, a triple, five home runs and eight walks while hitting .236.

J.P. Crawford is hitting .250 with seven doubles, a home run and 17 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: Under 9 runs
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