2022 MLB Playoffs: Mariners vs. Blue Jays Odds, Line, Series 1 Wild Card Game Picks, Top Model Predictions

The 2022 MLB Playoffs begin Friday with a full slate of baseball action. In the American League, the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays begin a three-game Wild Card series. Toronto hosts proceedings as the No. 4 seed against No. 5 Seattle. The Mariners snapped the longest playoff drought in MLB with 90 wins, while the Blue Jays posted 92 wins this season. Luis Castillo (8-6, 2.99 ERA) starts for Seattle, while Alec Manoa (16-7, 2.24 ERA) gets the nod for Toronto.

First pitch is at 4:07 p.m. ET in Toronto. Caesars Sportsbook lists Toronto as a -135 favorite on the money line, while the over/under, or the total number of runs Vegas thinks they will score, is 7 on the latest Mariners vs. Blue Jays odds. Before making any Mariners vs. Blue Jays picks, you should check out the MLB predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and entered the final week of the regular season on an 18-8 streak with top MLB picks, returning nearly $700 on $100 players. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of the three best bets to win it all last season. Anyone who has followed it has seen tremendous returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on the Mariners vs. Blue Jays and just locked in its picks and predictions for the MLB playoffs. You can head over to SportsLine now to check out the model options. Now, here are several MLB odds and lines for Mariners vs. Blue Jays:

  • Mariners vs. Blue Jays money line: Blue Jays -135, Mariners +115
  • Mariners vs. Blue Jays over/under: 7 runs
  • Mariners vs. Blue Jays run line: Blue Jays -1.5
  • SEA: The Mariners are 44-37 in road games
  • TOR: The Blue Jays are 47-34 at home
  • Mariners vs. Blue Jays picks: See picks here

Selected game | Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners

Why you should root for the Mariners

Seattle will develop a huge starting pitcher in Luis Castillo. The two-time All-Star has a 2.99 ERA and 1.08 WHIP this season, and Castillo has 4.53 strikeouts for every walk since being traded to the Mariners midseason. Opponents have a .611 OPS against Castillo this season, and he’s hitting 52.7% for his career. With Castillo out of the game, Seattle’s bullpen is also stout, posting a 3.33 ERA with 9.65 strikeouts and just 2.99 walks per nine innings.

On the offensive end, Seattle is incredibly patient, ranking No. 2 in the American League with 596 walks this season. The Mariners are also in the top five with 197 home runs and rank above the American League average in stolen bases, OPS and triples for the 2022 campaign.

Why you should support the Blue Jays

Toronto is incredibly strong on offense and that should be an advantage against Seattle in this game. The Blue Jays led the American League in several offensive categories, including hits, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS and total bases. Five players hit at least 24 home runs for Toronto this season, and the Blue Jays were No. 3 in the league in home runs.

Toronto was also No. 2 in the AL in runs and doubles in 2022, with five points in walks and strikeouts avoided. Instead, Seattle falls short in a few key offensive categories. The Mariners finished No. 14 in hits, No. 12 in doubles, No. 12 in strikeouts and No. 14 in batting average among American League teams this season.

How to make Mariners vs. Blue Jays picks

The SportsLine model leans on the total and says that one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s postseason MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who beats the Mariners vs. the Blue Jays? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Mariners vs. Blue Jays to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed MLB’s picks and find out.

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