Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays - 10/7/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays (92-70) vs Seattle Mariners (90-72)

Game Info: Friday, October 7, 2022 at 4:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Alek Manoah (16-7) (2.24) vs Luis Castillo (8-6) (2.97)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays -152 / Seattle Mariners +123 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays face off on Friday in an American League Wild Card MLB game at the Rogers Centre. 

The Seattle Mariners finished the regular season with a 90-72 record overall and they finished the season by winning three straight games. This is a team that leaned on their pitching all season. The pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.59 which is 8th in the league. On offense, the team pitching staff is .230 which is 27th in the league. One of the areas of strength is they hit 197 home runs as a team. Eugenio Suarez is having a big season hitting 31 home runs and driving in 87 RBIs. 

The Blue Jays come into this game with a 92-70 and they finished the regular season by winning five of their six games. The Blue Jays strength all season was the offense. The Blue Jays have the top batting average and hits in baseball. The pitching has an earned run average of 3.29 which is 15th in the league. Santiago Espinal is dealing with an oblique strain and is currently on the injured list. Vladimir Guerrero has hit 32 home runs and driven in 97 RBIs so far this season.

On the mound for the Mariners is Luis Castillo who finished with a 3.17 ERA with the team this season. His last start came on October 1st against the Oakland Athletics, and he went six innings giving up two hits and one run.

On the mound is Blue Jays is Alek Manoah and he finished this season with a 16-7 record and an ERA of 2.24. Over his last two starts, he has gone 13 innings and given up six hits and zero runs. 

The Mariners are 5-1 in their last six games following a win. The Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last six games. The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between the two teams. The Mariners are 5-0 in their last five games against Toronto. 

This total is too high. Manoah has given up zero runs in his last two starts and he should be able to slow down the Mariners offense that actually hasn’t been elite this season. Luis Castillo is coming off a start where he gave up only one run, and the Blue Jays are going to struggle to score here. Look for this game to be a pitching duel, and the under is going to cash. I don’t even see four runs being scored in this game. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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