- Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- Game Time: 4:07 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Toronto, Ontario
- Stadium: Rogers Centre
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||Overall Record: 1-5
||O/U Record: 4-2
- The Blue Jays will hand the ball to Kevin Gausman (12-10) for his 32nd start of the season.
- The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed four hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Boston Red Sox.
- Toronto leads baseball with a .263 batting average.
- The Blue Jays rank sixth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.7 whiffs per contest.
- In 58 games with 10 or more strikeouts this season, they have a record of 36-22.
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- The Blue Jays have won in 83, or 60.6%, of the 137 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year.
- Toronto has a mark of 39-21 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by -171 or better on the moneyline.
- Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Blue Jays have a 63.1% chance of pulling out a win.
- Toronto has been favored in six of its past 10 games and won five of those matchups.
- Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has a team-high 32 home runs and has driven in 97 runs.
- Including all major league hitters, Guerrero ranks 34th in batting average, 46th in on-base percentage, and 20th in slugging.
- Bo Bichette has a club-high .290 batting average.
- Bichette ranks 46th in home runs and 21st in RBI in the majors.
- Bichette is on a three-game hit streak entering this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .389 with .
- George Springer is batting .267 with 22 doubles, four triples, 25 home runs and 54 walks.
Blue Jays: Vinny Capra: 60-Day IL (finger), Kevin Gausman: Active (finger), Tayler Saucedo: 60-Day IL (hip), Matt Peacock: Minors (illness), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Seattle Mariners: Jarred Kelenic: Active (ribs), Sam Haggerty: 40 Man Active (groin), Dylan Moore: Active (hand), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Blue Jays live betting
Live Blue Jays betting gives you the chance to hedge your bets, make up for obvious pregame betting mistakes, or simply increase your activity on a game by allowing you to bet on live Jays games at odds that change with the action on the field.
It’s mostly the same markets you can bet on pregame, but live betting markets also include inning-by-inning betting and in-game props markets at odds that are constantly in flux, based on time, score, and momentum. Of course, these things can all change pretty fast, which means sportsbook apps are the only way to take part in live Blue Jays betting. You simply can’t get down a bet fast enough any other way.
Best Blue Jays betting apps
While private sportsbooks are still to be approved and licensed, your best bets for Jays betting will be licensed online sportsbooks that are official gaming partners of MLB, including:
- BetMGM app: MGM became the official gaming partner of MLB in 2018. The deal isn’t exactly exclusive but does give BetMGM sportsbook access to enhanced MLB statistics. There is not an MGM property in Canada, but that’s not a problem. The BetMGM app will be one of the first to accept Canadian sports bets.
- DraftKings app: In 2020, DraftKings inked a multi-year extension to its 2014 deal making it the official and exclusive daily fantasy sports partner of the league. Plus, DraftKings became an MLB Authorized Gaming Operator for sports wagering in 2019. DraftKings sportsbook has made it clear it’ll make waves in the new Canadian sports betting market, and it’s already here with daily fantasy sports.
- FanDuel app: MLB named FanDuel as an official gaming partner in 2019, giving it the same rights to official MLB data, league, and team logos that MGM, DraftKings, and FOXBet have. FanDuel is already one of the top daily fantasy sports operators in Canada.
- FOX Bet app: Major League Baseball struck a multi-year deal with FOXBet in 2018, making it an official gaming partner as well. FOXBet is a Stars Group operation, which means it’s also Flutter’s now. Considering Stars’ connection to Canada, re-entering Canada would be even more like coming back home for this Flutter brand than FanDuel.
Quick guide to MLB bets
There are a variety of ways you can bet on baseball and none are too complex. The Jays will play 162 games in a season-opening up thousands of betting opportunities. The three basic game bets are:
- Moneyline: Sportsbooks posts moneyline odds for every MLB team in every game. You simply pick the team you think will win and book a bet at the currently posted odds on that team. If your pick wins you get paid at those odds. If the Jays are at +100 visiting the Seattle Mariners at -115, a $100 bet on the Jays would pay $100 plus your bet back if they win. Or, you have to bet $115 on the Mariners to win $100 plus your bet back if they win.
- Run line: MLB run line betting is point spread betting for baseball. Sportsbooks post standard and various other alternative run lines for every MLB game. You book run line bets on the team you think will win with that run line factored into the game’s final score. It’s the odds on each team to win with the run line factored in that varies. Standard run lines are set at 1.5, but you’ll find alternative run lines at different prices. With a standard 1.5 run line, you bet that the favourite will win by at least two, or the underdog will win outright or lose by just one run.
- Totals: MLB totals involve betting on whether the final combined run total in a game will be over or under a line set by oddsmakers.
Of course, there are three more advanced ways to bet on baseball as well, including:
- Doubles and parlays: Parlay betting involves combining two or more basic bets into one. MLB Doubles is a combination of two MLB bets. You get paid more than you would on the individual bets because you need to win everyone. That also means the more bets in a parlay, the bigger the potential payout will be.
- Futures: You can book MLB futures on any team to win over or under a line on several regular-season games, or any team to win its division, make the playoffs, win a league pennant, or odds to win the World Series. MLB futures odds are first posted in the offseason and adjusted all year long, but you lock in the current odds at the time you place your futures bet.
- Props: Player Props let you bet on MLB players achieving certain game stat lines. Game Props involve team statistics. Inning Props are moneyline markets on the first five innings of a game putting the focus on starting pitching.
Get the full rundown on all the baseball betting basics on our pages here:
Blue Jays Vegas odds
Look around online and you’ll soon see the MLB odds available in Canada are mostly the same ones you find at Las Vegas sportsbooks. Of course, you’re bound to sometimes find some differences, as the Jays lines at provincially licensed online sportsbooks are more susceptible to line movement than most others.
That’s because betting lines are moved when more money is bet on one side or the other at one sportsbook and not any others. Because local interest in Canada can drive increased betting on the Jays, there’s an increased chance a Jays line will move at a provincially licensed online sportsbook in Canada than at a traditional Las Vegas sportsbook.
Blue Jays scheduling notes
MLB plays a traditional 162-game schedule for all 30 teams, which means each team will play one midweek series and one-weekend series every week throughout. Mid-week series games are generally scheduled Monday to Thursday and weekend games are Thursday to Monday.
The MLB regular season runs through early October, followed by the MLB postseason and the World Series, which is scheduled to begin late October and end at the latest in the first days of November.
The Jays compete in the America League East Division. Interleague play throughout the season will see the Jays and the other AL East teams matchup against teams from each NL Division in rotating years.
Temporary rule changes launched in the 2020 season will continue, including doubleheaders being played as two seven-inning games, and a runner is placed on second base at the start of every half-inning of all extra innings games.
See above for the odds on the latest Blue Jays games.
Blue Jays franchise leaders
Here’s a look at the Blue Jays career leaders in 12-key statistical categories:
- Batting Avg: Paul Molitor .315
- On Base Percentage: John Olerud .395
- Games Played: Tony Fernandez 1,450
- Runs Scored: Carlos Delgado 889
- Hits: Tony Fernandez 1,583
- Home Runs: Carlos Delgado 336
- Stolen Bases: Lloyd Moseby 255
- Pitching Wins: Dave Stieb 175
- Saves: Tom Henke 217
- Strikeouts: Dave Stieb 1,658
- Earned Run Average: Tom Henke 2.48
- Innings Pitched: Dave Stieb 2,873
Blue Jays manager & coaching staff
Here’s a look at the Blue Jays coaching staff:
- Manager: Charlie Montoyo (2019-present)
- Bench Coach: Dave Hudgens
- Pitching Coach: Pete Walker
- Hitting Coach: Guillermo Martinez
- First Base Coach: Mark Budzinski
- Third Base Coach: Luis Rivera
- Bullpen Coach: Matt Buschmann
- Other Coach: John Schneider
Past Blue Jays managers
Here’s a look at the Blue Jays managers for the past 20+ years:
- John Farrell (2011-2012) 154-170
- Cito Gaston (1989-1997, 2008-2010) 1731-894
- John Gibbons (2004-2008, 2013-2018) 793-789
- Carlos Tosca (2002-2004) 191-191
- Buck Martinez (2001-2002) 100-115
- Jim Fregosi (1999-2000) 167-157