The Toronto Blue Jays will face the Seattle Mariners on Friday, July 23rd (Blue Jays vs Mariners). The game will wrap up a three-game weekend series in Seattle, one that has seen the Mariners win the first two games. The Mariners enter the game against Toronto as -134 favorites with Unibet sportsbook as they look for the sweep.

You have to think that their status as a favorite in the game has a lot to do with the fact that Alek Manaoh will be on the mound for Toronto. Manaoh has not been a Major League quality baseball starter since April. He has already spent time in the minor leagues this season. In the Canadian sports media, his decline this season has been an often covered topic. In the YouTube short below, it’s stated that “Alek Manaoh is the worst-qualified starter in baseball.”

Blue Jays vs Mariners betting tips

You have to think that he will be on a short leash in the game. With a 6.18 ERA, a WHIP of 1.84, and a 2-8 record, the Jays are difficult to back with him on the mound. The team’s coach might yank him fast and that’s a problem for bettors. It means that bettors should be focusing on the short game here and not the full nine innings.

Bryan Woo will start for the Mariners. He isn’t a confident pitcher to back either with a 1-2 record and a 4.74 ERA. However, at least his numbers mean he belongs in the majors.

Bettors should bet on Manaoh continuing to struggle. Avoid the bullpen situation, however, and focus on the first three innings. In Unibet’s “Draw No Bet – First 3 Innings,” take Seattle at -139 for our recommendation. Game time is at 4:10 PM ET/1:10 PM PT.

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