Before Betting on Blue Jays vs Mariners July 8

The offshore odds are pointing towards the Blue Jays vs Mariners July 8 matchup being a close one, even a toss-up at some books. Seattle won the opener 8-3 behind a power surge, with Eugenio Suarez, Cal Raleigh, and Dylan Moore all hitting HR’s. Moore’s had a little bit of help, as it looked like an out before flipping out of Toronto OF Lourdes Gurriel, Jr.’s glove and over the fence.

Toronto will hope for some better luck on Friday night as they try to get back on track from a string of 6 losses in their last 7 games. That stretch has dropped the Blue Jays all the way down to 4th place in the AL East, already 15.5 back from the Yankees in the division. Seattle’s win in the series opener was their 5th straight.

Ross Stripling (4-3, 3.32 ERA) is expected to go for Toronto making his 7th straight start after spending some time in the bullpen. The right-hander has been solid in his return to the rotation, allowing 8 ER over 30.1 IP (2.39 ERA). Toronto is also 4-2 in that span.

Seattle will counter with George Kirby (2-3, 3.75 ERA) who kick started this current win streak with 7.0 IP of 3 hit ball in a 2-1 win over Oakland on Saturday. The rookie can be great like that, or still learning as evidenced by allowing 7 ER over 4.0 IP to the Orioles in his lasts start of June.

Offshore SportsbookMoneylineTotalRun Line
BetOnlineBlue Jays (-103) | Mariners (-107)8.5Blue Jays -1.5 (+155) | Mariners +1.5 (-175)
BovadaBlue Jays (-110) | Mariners (-110)8.5Blue Jays +1.5 (-150) | Mariners -1.5 (+175)
BetUSBlue Jays (-104) | Mariners (-106)8.5Blue Jays +1.5 (-160) | Mariners -1.5 (+190)
SportsBetting.agBlue Jays (-103) | Mariners (-107)8.5Blue Jays +1.5 (-150) | Mariners -1.5 (+170)
PinnacleBlue Jays (-102) | Mariners (-106)8.5Blue Jays +1.5 (-154) | Mariners -1.5 (+171)
MyBookieBlue Jays (-110) | Mariners (-110)8.5Blue Jays +1.5 (-150) | Mariners -1.5 (+180)

Offshore oddsmakers are correct in calling this one a near toss-up, but that’s also interesting they haven’t made any adjustments with Seattle having the momentum of five straight wins. One might say these odds are a trap, but Seattle was also just -103 in Thursday’s series opener and picked up an easy 8-3 win.