Mariners vs Blue Jays Predictions, Odds, Schedule and Probable Pitchers for AL Wild Card Round MLB Playoffs
The MLB regular season wrapped up on Wednesday and finalized its official 2022 postseason bracket. There are 12 teams, six from each league, fighting for an opportunity to take home the World Series title.
One of the series many baseball fans have circled is a matchup between the 4-seed Toronto Blue Jays and 5-seed Seattle Mariners. The Blue Jays only got better as the season progressed, finishing with the fourth-best winning percentage (.667) since the start of September. The Mariners will provide a stiff test, though, after averaging the ninth-most home runs per game (1.22) this campaign.
Mariners vs Blue Jays TV Schedule and Start Times
Below is the full official schedule for the Mariners vs Blue Jays AL Wild Card Round MLB Playoffs series.
Game 1: Friday, Oct. 7 at Rogers Centre (ESPN - 4:07 p.m. ET)
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 8 at Rogers Centre (ESPN - 4:07 p.m. ET)
Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 9 at Rogers Centre (ABC- 2:07 p.m. ET) if necessary
Mariners vs Blue Jays Betting Odds
The following MLB Playoffs odds are provided from FanDuel Sportsbook. Oddsmakers give Toronto the edge, both in Game 1 of the series and across the entire matchup. The Blue Jays are listed with -148 moneyline odds in Game 1 compared to Seattle's +126 odds.
For the series, the Blue Jays hold -174 odds to advance while the Mariners maintain a +148 figure. FanDuel Sportsbook also lists some other series prop bets, including correct series score and an over/under on total games played.
Total Games: 2 Games (-115) | 3 Games (-105)
Series Betting: Blue Jays: 2-0 (+160) | 2-1 (+220)
Series Betting: Mariners: 2-0 (+460) | 2-1 (+320)
Mariners vs Blue Jays Probable Pitchers
Mariners: Luis Castillo (8-6, 2.99 ERA)
Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (16-7, 2.24 ERA)
Blue Jays: TBD
Blue Jays: TBD
Mariners vs Blue Jays Prediction & Pick
This series should be an exciting battle between two clubs with a lot of young talent. While the Mariners have beaten the Blue Jays in five straight games, those victories came during the first half of the season. Toronto is on another level as its offense and pitching are clicking at the right time. I do expect a back-and-forth affair between a pair of teams that can hit the stitching off a baseball, however, I expect the Blue Jays to prevail thanks to a raucous Canadian crowd.
Final Series Prediction: Blue Jays win, 2-1
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