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Mariners vs Blue Jays Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for AL Wild Card Game 1 MLB Playoffs

Devon Platana
Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for AL Wild Card Game 1 in MLB Playoffs.
Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for AL Wild Card Game 1 in MLB Playoffs. / Marcia Jose Sanchez / Associated Press
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Mariners vs Blue Jays Game 1 Info

2022 MLB Playoffs — AL Wild Card Game 1
No. 5 Seattle Mariners 90-72, 44-37 Away) vs. No. 4 Toronto Blue Jays (92-70, 47-34 Home)
Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
Time: 4:07 p.m. ET
Venue: Rogers Centre — Toronto, ON
Coverage: ESPN

The AL Wild Card round of the 2022 MLB Playoffs features a quartet of exciting matchups, perhaps none bigger than the 5-seed Seattle Mariners visiting the 4-seed Toronto Blue Jays. The Mariners won five of their seven matchups against the Jays this season, hoping that said success leads to a wild-card victory.

On the other side, the Blue Jays have been one of the hottest teams in baseball since September began. Nobody came close to scoring as many runs as Toronto did over the regular season's final month. The Blue Jays scored 175 runs since Sept. 1, with the New York Mets being the next-closest team at 160.

Mariners vs Blue Jays Odds & Spread

All MLB Postseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: SEA: (+128) | TOR: (-152)
Spread: SEA: +1.5 (-172) | TOR: -1.5 (+142)
Total: 7 — Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)

The Blue Jays enter this contest as a solid home favorite on the moneyline and spread. They are listed at -152 moneyline odds with +142 odds to cover the 1.5-run spread. The over/under on this matchup features a low 7 runs, notably because the strength of the starting pitchers for each side.

Mariners vs Blue Jays Prediction & Pick

Luis Castillo has been great for the Mariners since he was acquired ahead of this year's trade deadline, however, Alek Manoah has been a beast for the Blue Jays. The first-time All-Star has won four of his last six starts and didn't allow a single run in either of his last two starts.

At the end of the day, I think Toronto's firepower will be too much for Castillo and Seattle to handle. The Blue Jays are averaging a whopping 6.5 runs over their last six outings and while the Mariners had success against them earlier this season, this is a Toronto team on a mission.

Final Score Prediction: Mariners: 3 | Blue Jays: 5

Mariners vs Blue Jays Probable Starting Pitchers

The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Seattle Mariners looking to Luis Castillo (8-6, 2.99 ERA) and Alek Manoah (16-7, 2.24 ERA) taking the ball for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Mariners vs Blue Jays Betting Trends

- Seattle is 3-7 straight up in its last 10 games.
- Toronto is 5-1 straight up in its last six games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Seattle's last five road games against Toronto.
- The total has hit the over in five of Toronto's last seven games.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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