MLB Playoff Odds, Picks Today | Same Game Parlay For Mariners vs Blue Jays Game 2 (Saturday, October 8)
Mark Blinch/Getty Images. Pictured: George Springer
Mariners vs. Blue Jays Game 2 Odds
|Blue Jays Odds||-162|
|Over/Under||7.5 (-105 / -115)|
|Time||4:07 p.m. ET|
|Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute MLB odds here.|
After dropping Game 1 in disappointing fashion, the Toronto Blue Jays will look to stay alive in the postseason against one of their former arms.
Robbie Ray, the reigning Cy Young Award winner who donned a Jays cap last season, will get the ball against Kevin Gausman. What's the best way to parlay this one? Let's get into it.
The Parlay (+290):
- Blue Jays ML
- George Springer to Get a Hit
- Adam Frazier to Get a Hit
Same-Game Parlay – Mariners vs. Blue Jays
Blue Jays ML
You can yell at me all you want, but I'm just not a huge Robbie Ray guy. In his Cy Young campaign last season, Ray owned a 3.60 xERA thanks in large part to some mediocre numbers when it came to the quality of contact he was giving up. It was only an elite 32.1% strikeout rate that saved him.
Well, the strikeouts have come down here in 2022 and that's brought his ERA back up to 3.71, where it probably should have been last season. Experiencing a near-5% drop in strikeouts and some correction in the luck department makes Ray a very unappealing option against a team ranked sixth in wRC+ to left-handed pitching this season,
On the other side, the Mariners had an uninspired 105 wRC+ in the second half and despite the win on Friday didn't exactly dominate at the plate. They were held to just one run after a shaky first inning from Alek Manoah, and without the same gift afforded here I'm not sure I can confidently say the Mariners will win again.
George Springer to Get a Hit
This is looking a little too short for my liking at -190. Yes, Springer was hit on the hand by a pitch in Game 1, but all indications are that he'll be good to go for Saturday. That leads me to believe he should be coming up with a hit.
The former Astros center fielder owns a .400 average off of Ray in his career, reaching seven times all told in 17 plate appearances with two home runs. He's crushed lefties to the tune of a .272 average in his career and he's been equally as good in the postseason with a career average of .274.
Springer picked up two hits in Game 1 and now has one in four of his last five postseason games, totaling seven altogether.
Adam Frazier to Get a Hit
Frazier finally looks comfortable out there. He finished his first full season in Seattle by registering a hit in each of his last six games and picked one up on Friday in his first-ever postseason game.
The left-handed contact bat has a fantastic matchup on his hands against Gausman, considering he's 13-for-32 against him in his career, good for a .406 average.
The infielder is on a heater right now, and I'd give him a much better chance of recording a hit here than his -165 odds imply. Gausman is a strike-thrower, and we should see Frazier get the ball in play all day long.