Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 5/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+180) Toronto (-220)
The Toronto Blue Jays (19-17) will compete against the Seattle Mariners (16-20) at Rogers Centre on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has Seattle at +180 while Toronto is coming in at -220. The total is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Marco Gonzales and Kevin Gausman.
The Mariners have hit 50 doubles as a team and have hit 35 balls out of the stadium. Seattle has a slugging percentage of .371 and have struck out 299 times, while drawing a walk on 134 occasions. As a team, the Seattle Mariners are scoring 3.9 runs per outing, which ranks them 20th in MLB. They have 136 RBI's and 277 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average is sitting at .232. They have accumulated 141 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .316.
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The Mariners have compiled a team earned run average of 3.91 on the campaign (20th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 313 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 116 opposing players and their FIP is 4.22 as a team on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.70 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27. Mariners pitchers have surrendered 46 home runs and 153 runs in total (23rd in MLB).
Mariners relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 29 times in addition to having 30 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 17 holds on the year (18th in baseball). The Mariners bullpen have earned a save percentage of 60.0% and stepped onto the hill in 27 save situations. They have earned 6 saves so far this year and have missed out on 4 of 10 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 35 runners so far this season with 20.0% of them crossed the plate. The Mariners have dispatched 124 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Seattle Mariners have amassed 945 putouts for the season, in addition to 289 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which is 15th in the majors, and have accumulated 28 double plays. The Mariners have transformed 70.3% of balls in play into outs in their 2,835 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 17th in the majors.
Gonzales (52-37 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.33 while he has faced 2,918 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 700 base knocks (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 183 free passes. His ERA is 4.03 (310 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.276. Gonzales has taken the mound for 692 frames and has accumulated 550 K's so far in his career.
Toronto has recorded 39 HRs for the season and 135 RBIs. They have hit 57 doubles, while taking a walk 96 times as well as scoring 136 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have compiled an OBP of .299 and a team batting average of .235 on the year. The Blue Jays hold a slugging percentage of .382 and they have an average of 3.78 runs per game (22nd in MLB). They have been rung up on 299 occasions (17th in MLB) and have totaled 278 hits.
The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 147 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.74 (131 earned runs conceded). They have given up 32 home runs and they relinquish 4.20 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB). The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.209 in addition to having a FIP of 3.60 as a unit over the course of the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.00 (291 strikeouts vs 97 free passes). They are currently ranked 23rd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 284.
Toronto has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 22 save chances and they have earned 14 saves. They are currently ranked 25th in MLB with a save percentage of 63.6%, and they have sent 135 relievers onto the diamond so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 54 times in high leverage situations and also on 37 occasions with runners on base. Toronto relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.2% of 59 inherited runners. With 49 save situations, the Blue Jays have 26 holds in addition to 8 blown saves.
Out of their 2,841 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.4% (16th in pro baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 21 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .987 (9th in baseball). The Blue Jays have recorded 304 assists, 17 errors and have earned a total of 947 putouts for the season.
In his MLB career, Gausman has surrendered 1,206 base knocks while accumulating 1,215 strikeouts in 1,222 innings pitched. Gausman (67-74 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.96 earned run average while surrendering 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 538 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.271 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.49 and he has gone up against 5,142 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (-220) and under 8.5 runs
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