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Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners Betting Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners are set to start a three game weekend series on Friday in Major League Baseball. The Blue Jays have lost back to back games and are now 39-48 on the season. That is dead last in the American League East. Toronto has been outscored by 59 runs on the season.

Seattle is coming off a win on Thursday over the Baltimore Orioles. The Mariners still sit in first place despite losing 7 out of their last 10 games. Overall, Seattle is 48-41 on the season. The Mariners lead the Astros by just a couple in the divisional standings.

The Seattle Mariners are -145 over the Toronto Blue Jays. The total is 7.5 runs!

Struggling Blue Jays

Toronto had 10 hits in the loss on Thursday, but it was not enough. Spencer Horwitz had three hits in the game. He is now hitting .314 on the season. Horwitz also drove in two runs in the game. The Blue Jays need a shot in the arm for their offense, as they rank 23rd in all of the league, scoring 4 runs per game.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr has been the top offensive threat for Toronto. He is hitting just shy of .300 on the season, and has clubbed 13 homeruns. He also has 18 doubles on the season, and has driven in 50 runs. The Blue Jays also have 11 homeruns from Dalton Varsho, while Davis Schneider has 10.

Kevin Gausman is going to get the start for Toronto. The veteran right hander is 6-6 on the season, with a 4.26 earned run average. The 33 year old is making his 18th start of the season. He has thrown 91 innings this season, with a 6-7 record and a 4.75 earned run average.

Mariners Looking to Find Surge

For the Mariners, they will use Luis Castillo on the mound. Castillo is 6-9 on the season, with a 3.79 earned run average. The right hander has thrown 104.2 innings, and struck out 103 batters, while walking 28 on the season.

The Mariners picked up 7 hits in the win on Thursday. J.P. Crawford and Julio Rodriguez led the way with two hits each. Crawford drove in three runs, while Rodriguez hit his 8th home run of the season.

The Seattle offense is one of the worst statistically in all of Major League Baseball. The Mariners are scoring 3.8 runs per game. Seattle has the worst batting average in the league at .216, and have clubbed 94 homeruns on the season.

Mariners Top Blue Jays

We like the home team here. Seattle finds a way to beat Toronto. The Blue Jays have seen some big time struggles this season. We expect those to continue. Our final bet for the game on Friday between the Blue Jays and Mariners is the Seattle Mariners -145 over the Toronto Blue Jays. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your Major League Baseball action!

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