Mariners vs. Blue Jays prediction and odds for Saturday, April 29 (Back The Hot Bats )
Few things are more fun than betting on a good offense against a poor pitching matchup and that’s exactly what’s on tap for us today in Toronto.
A young and exciting Mariners team will start one of their least inspiring pitchers today as Chris Flexen (8.86 ERA) is slated to lead the way against the Blue Jays.
Though Toronto has no starting pitcher listed, it’s Kevin Gausman’s turn in the rotation today. If he starts, this is a prime time to take the Blue Jays.
Mariners vs. Blue Jays Odds
- Mariners +165
- Blue Jays -191
- 9 (Over -110/Under -110)
Mariners vs. Blue Jays Prediction
Several of the Blue Jays’ best hitters have a strong track record against Flexen.
Of the team’s top five hitters: George Springer is 3-for-11 (.273) with a home run and a walk, Bo Bichette is 2-for-9 (.222) with a double and a home run, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is 4-for-6 (.667) with two walks, Matt Chapman is 4-for-13 (.308) with two home runs and three walks and Daulton Varsho is 1-for-5 (.200) with a home run.
That might not mean a lot in a vacuum, but it carries a lot of weight when you consider that Flexen has not been on top of his game lately. Through five games (21 ⅓ innings), the Seattle right-hander has allowed 31 hits (!!) including five home runs!
Toronto, meanwhile, has been red-hot at the plate. The Blue Jays have averaged 5.5 runs per game over their last two series, going 5-1 during that stretch.
Bet on that hot-hitting to give the Blue Jays a lead, and trust their bullpen (5th lowest runs allowed from 6th-9th innings) to hold on.
Pick: Blue Jays -1.5
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