Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays 5/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: James Paxton vs. Marcus Stroman
The Seattle Mariners head to Rogers Centre on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are James Paxton for the Mariners and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays.
The odds for this matchup have Seattle at -120 and Toronto at +110. The Mariners have a 21-12-0 over/under mark and a 20-13-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 20-15-0 against the run line and have a 17-14-4 over/under record.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 21-12-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 20-13-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-14-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 20-15-0 against the run line
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
05/07/18 SS Jean Segura Headache is "?" Tuesday vs Toronto Blue Jays
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
05/02/18 P Dan Altavilla Shoulder 10-day DL (04/30)
05/01/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Arm 10-day DL (05/01)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/30/18 RF Randal Grichuk Knee 10-day DL (04/30)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 19-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Paxton has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.19 and a WHIP of 1.32 this year. He has 60 strikeouts over his 38.2 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 135 hitters and walked 40 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 290 base hits and 157 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 103 batters and struck out 311. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
As a team Seattle is hitting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Mariners hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jean Segura is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 40 hits this season in 138 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 104. Robinson Cano is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 120 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .425. The Mariners have 286 hits, including 63 doubles and 41 home runs. Seattle has walked 90 times so far this season and they have struck out 251 times as a unit. They have left 217 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 151 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 19-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.52, Marcus Stroman has a 0-4 record and a 1.64 WHIP this season. He has 30 strikeouts over the 32.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 119 batters and walked 45 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.49. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 314 base knocks and 155 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 125 hitters and struck out 299 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .354. He has 34 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 126 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .532 with an OPS+ of 136. Kevin Pillar is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 42 hits in 133 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .549. The Blue Jays as a unit have 278 base hits, including 66 doubles and 51 homers. Toronto has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 307 occasions. They have had 234 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 5.14 runs per game and totaled 180 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners -120
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