Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Preview and Odds - 05/18/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 7:07 pm ET, Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Venue:  Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON
Where to Watch:  MLB Network

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline odds:  Mariners +180, Blue Jays -220; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
Bet365:  Moneyline odds:  Mariners +180, Blue Jays -220; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
BetMGM:  Moneyline odds:  Mariners +180, Blue Jays -220; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
 

Season Record

Seattle Mariners:  16-20 (3rd place, AL West)
Toronto Blue Jays:  19-17 (3rd place, AL East)
 
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Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Seattle Mariners:  4-6 last 10
Toronto Blue Jays:  3-7 last 10
 
 
 

Seattle Mariners Analysis

The Mariners are coming into this game with a 16-20 record overall and they are 7-13 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game. They just won their 3-game series against the New York Mets 2-1 and they are playing the series finale of a 3-game series with the Blue Jays on Wednesday. This will be the 3rd game of the series on Wednesday with the 2nd game still to be played on Tuesday. Logan Gilbert is the starting pitcher for them on Tuesday while Marco Gonzales is on the mound for them here on Wednesday. He is 1-4 with a 3.38 ERA this season. His team lost 4 of their last 5 games this season with him as a starter. In his last start, he allowed 1 ER, 0 HRs, and 3 BB with 5 Ks on 5 hits in 6.2 IP against the New York Mets. They scored 14 runs in their last series averaging just over 4 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 13 runs against them averaging just over 4 runs allowed per game.
 

Toronto Blue Jays Analysis

The Blue Jays are coming into this game with a 19-17 record overall and they are 11-6 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a win in their last game. They just lost their 3-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 and they are playing the series finale of a 3-game series with the Mariners on Wednesday. This will be the 3rd game of the series on Wednesday with the 2nd game still to be played on Tuesday. José Berríos is the starting pitcher for them on Tuesday while Kevin Gausman is on the mound for them here on Wednesday. He is 3-2 with a 2.40 ERA this season. His team won 4 of their last 5 games this season with him as a starter. In his last start, he allowed 3 earned runs, 0 homers, and 1 BB with 8 strikeouts on 5 hits in 7 innings played against the Tampa Bay Rays. They scored 7 runs in their last series averaging just over 2 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 9 runs against them averaging 3 runs allowed per game.
 

 

Mariners vs Blue Jays Prediction

The Blue Jays are coming into this game as a big favorite with the current betting odds. They have not been playing well recently finding themselves in a slump after a great start to their season but they won the first game of this series and are hoping to turn things around here at home. Their team has been getting much healthier now and they have one of their stud starters on the mound here in Kevin Gausman who has been having a great season and has been throwing some very good pitches in his starts. They are going up against a Mariners team that has not been playing well in their recent games either and they have Gonzales starting here who has not been awful this season but he has had a few bad starts and the team does not seem to have success with him either. The Blue Jays also have a little advantage here as the Mariners had to leave some players behind in their travel to Canada so the Blue Jays have a much stronger lineup here over the mariners than they normally would. There is no reason that the Jays should lose this game with Gausman pitching the way he has been and the team getting healthier. The best bet here is on the Blue Jays to win this game on the runline.
 
Mariners Blue Jays Prediction:  Our MLB Pick for Wednesday, May 18, 2022 (7:07 pm ET start time) is Blue Jays 5 Mariners 2.
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MLB Betting Trends

 
Seattle Mariners: 133-125 (+37.6 Units) ML in all games. 92-97 (+35.1 Units) ML as an underdog of +100 or higher. 6-1 UNDER on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5.
Toronto Blue Jays: 96-65 (-7.1 Units) ML as a favorite of -110 or higher. 21-14 UNDER in all games. 10-6 UNDER in home games.
 

Key Injuries

 
Seattle Mariners:  T. Murphy (C) Late May - Shoulder. K. Lewis (CF) Late May - Knee. M. Haniger (RF) Mid July - Ankle.
Toronto Blue Jays:  T. Saucedo (RP) Out indefinitely - Hip. N. Pearson (SP) Late May - Illness. J. Romano (RP) Out indefinitely - Undisclosed.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"Obviously, he made a couple of mistakes on the home run balls. Other than that, I thought he threw the ball really well. We didn't do anything offensively for him." - Scott Servais on Flexen in his team’s loss against the Blue Jays on Monday.
 
 
"It was good to see our offense score that many runs today. The timely hitting was big." - Charlie Montoyo on his team’s win against the Mariners on Monday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Seattle Mariners
Adam Frazier (L) 2B
Ty France (R) 1B
J.P. Crawford (L) SS
Jesse Winker (L) LF
Eugenio Suarez (R) 3B
Julio Rodriguez (R) CF
Mike Ford (L) DH
Steven Souza Jr. (R) RF
Cal Raleigh (S) C
 
Toronto Blue Jays
George Springer (R) CF
Bo Bichette (R) SS
Vladimir Guerrero (R) 1B
Teoscar Hernandez (R) DH
Alejandro Kirk (R) C
Matt Chapman (R) 3B
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (R) LF
Santiago Espinal (R) 2B
Raimel Tapia (L) RF
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Seattle Mariners
Batting Average:  Ty France (.324)
Hits:  Ty France (46)
Home Runs:  Eugenio Suarez (7)
RBI:  Ty France (25)
Stolen Bases:  Julio Rodriguez (10)
Wins:  Logan Gilbert (4)
Saves:  Drew Steckenrider (2)
ERA:  Justus Sheffield (0.00)
 
Toronto Blue Jays
Batting Average:  Danny Jansen (.429)
Hits:  Bo Bichette (37)
Home Runs:  Vladimir Guerrero (7)
RBI:  Vladimir Guerrero (20)
Stolen Bases:  Santiago Espinal (3)
Wins:  Adam Cimber (4)
Saves:  Jordan Romano (12)
ERA:  Bowden Francis (0.00)
 
Managers:
Seattle Mariners: Scott Servais (7th season)
Toronto Blue Jays: Charlie Montoyo (4th season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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