Blue Jays Vs Mariners: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 18, 2022

Written By Staff on May 18, 2022

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. rides a 14-game hitting streak into the Toronto Blue Jays’ (20-17) matchup with the Seattle Mariners (16-21) at 7:07 PM ET on Wednesday at Rogers Centre. Toronto (-251 to win) has Kevin Gausman starting things off, while Seattle (+208) will send out Marco Gonzales.

The betting trends in the article below are based off odds valid as of May 18, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Blue Jays vs Mariners Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gausman (TOR) Pitcher Gonzales (SEA)
3 – 2 W/L 1 – 4
45.0 IP 32.0
2.40 ERA 3.38
0.978 WHIP 1.531
10.8 K/9 6.2
0.4 BB/9 3.7

Blue Jays Probable Starter Kevin Gausman

  • The Blue Jays will send Gausman (3-2) to the mound to make his eighth start of the season. He is 3-2 with a 2.40 ERA and 54 strikeouts through 45 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays, when he threw 7 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The 31-year-old has an ERA of 2.40, with 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in seven games this season.
  • Gausman is looking to prolong a fifth-game quality start streak in this game.
  • The opposing Mariners offense has a collective .230 batting average, and is 18th in the league with 282 total hits and 21st in MLB play with 141 runs scored. It has the 18th-ranked slugging percentage (.367) and ranks 14th in home runs (35) in all of MLB.
  • This season, the 31-year-old ranks 15th in ERA (2.40), 13th in WHIP (.978), and eighth in K/9 (10.8) among qualifying pitchers.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 18, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mariners Probable Starter Marco Gonzales

  • The Mariners will hand the ball to Gonzales (1-4) for his eighth start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Friday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed five hits in 6 2/3 innings against the New York Mets.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 3.38, a 1.692 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.531 in seven games this season.
  • In seven starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in three of them.
  • The Blue Jays rank 22nd in MLB with 139 runs scored this season. They have a .235 batting average this campaign with 39 home runs (10th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 18, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays are 16-10 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 61.5% of those games).
  • Toronto has played as a moneyline favorite of -251 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Blue Jays have an implied win probability of 71.5%.
  • In the 37 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Toronto, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 13 times (13-22-2).
  • The Blue Jays have a 16-21-0 record against the spread this season.
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Mariners Betting Trends

  • The Mariners have won nine, or 36%, of the 25 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Seattle has not been a bigger underdog this season than the +208 moneyline set for this game.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 32.5% chance of a victory for the Mariners.
  • Seattle and its opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 37 games with a total this season.
  • The Mariners are 19-18-0 against the spread this season.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Guerrero has put up an on-base percentage of .364, a team-best for the Blue Jays. He’s hitting .282 with four doubles, seven home runs and 15 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Guerrero ranks 32nd in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage, and 30th in slugging.
  • Guerrero takes a 14-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .263 with four walks and an RBI.
  • George Springer’s 34 hits lead his team. He has seven doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 10 walks while batting .270.
  • Springer’s batting average ranks 52nd among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 71st, and he is 19th in the league in slugging.
  • Santiago Espinal is batting .282 with 12 doubles, two home runs and 11 walks.
  • Espinal takes an 11-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 games he is hitting .344 with four doubles, four walks and four RBI.
  • Bo Bichette has seven doubles, four home runs and eight walks while hitting .248. He paces his team with a .373 slugging percentage.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 153 .248 17 4 16 .286 .659
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 131 .282 17 7 20 .364 .837
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 130 .231 13 2 12 .277 .615
George Springer 126 .270 21 7 21 .331 .839
Matt Chapman 126 .183 13 6 16 .273 .638
Santiago Espinal 117 .282 13 2 15 .344 .780
Raimel Tapia 108 .222 13 1 9 .254 .532
Alejandro Kirk 98 .265 7 1 7 .339 .676
Zack Collins 60 .200 5 3 9 .273 .673
Teoscar Hernández 55 .182 5 2 7 .237 .546

Mariners Players to Watch

  • Ty France leads Seattle in OBP (.392), slugging percentage (.452) and OPS (.844) this season.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in the majors, France ranks 12th in batting average, 12th in on-base percentage, and 43rd in slugging percentage.
  • Adam Frazier is batting .262 with a .362 slugging percentage and 14 RBI this year.
  • Frazier ranks 59th in batting average, 65th in on-base percentage and 120th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
  • J.P. Crawford leads Seattle with 38 hits. He is batting .302 this season and 12 of his hits have gone for extra bases.
  • Jesse Winker is batting .226 with a .325 OBP and 13 RBI for Seattle this season.

Mariners Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ty France 146 .315 15 5 25 .392 .844
Adam Frazier 141 .262 18 1 14 .333 .695
Jesse Winker 133 .226 13 2 13 .325 .648
Julio Rodriguez 131 .267 14 2 13 .329 .695
Eugenio Suárez 130 .208 19 7 19 .313 .751
J.P. Crawford 126 .302 16 4 11 .384 .852
Abraham Toro 110 .164 13 4 10 .223 .541
Luis Torrens 57 .193 4 0 4 .266 .477
Cal Raleigh 38 .079 2 2 3 .186 .423
Dylan Moore 31 .161 4 1 3 .297 .620

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