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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners - 8/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Saturday August 17, 2019, 3:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Canada
The Line
Toronto Blue Jays -157 / Seattle Mariners +147 O/U: 10
TV Channel
RTNW
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The Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet up on the MLB diamond to continue their series Saturday.

In the Friday opener of this set, the Blue Jays jumped out too a 6-2 lead after three innings and rode the wave to a 7-3 win.

On Saturday, the Mariners will send out Reggie McClain in the start. McClain doesn’t have a decision yet this year and he’s got a 4.50 ERA with five Ks.

Over on the Blue Jays’ side, for Saturday they’re sending out Trent Thornton. Over his 114.2 innings and 4-8 mark this year Thornton has a 5.34 ERA, 110 strikeouts and 47 walks.

The Mariners are 16-35 in their last 51 road games and 8-22 in their last 30 in game two of a series. Seattle is 1-4 in their last five against the American League East and 2-14 in their last 16 Saturday games.

Meanwhile, the Jays are 9-1 in their last 10 in game two of a series and 4-1 in their last five Saturday games. Toronto is 3-7 in Thornton’s last 10 starts and 3-9 in his last 12 on turf.

Looking at Thornton’s last five games, he’s got two quality starts and three bad games. In the quality outings, he gave up two earned over 12.0 innings. During the other three Thornton logged 15 earned runs in the space of 8.0 innings.

It’s a real dice-roll game here; I’m going Mariners.

Pick:
Seattle Mariners +147

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