Mariners vs Braves Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 19 (Starting Pitchers Shine in Low-Scoring Showdown)
The Seattle Mariners (21-22) hope to break out of their funk when they begin a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves (27-16) on Friday, May 19.
Mariners vs Braves Game Info
- Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
- Time:7:20 p.m. ET
- Venue: Truist Park -- Atlanta, Georgia
- Coverage: Apple TV+
The Mariners were totally embarrassed Wednesday night, falling 12-3 to the Boston Red Sox — the third loss of their past four games. On the flip side, the Braves hope to keep their momentum going after a 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers two nights ago.
Mariners vs Braves Odds & Spread
- All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: SEA: (+128) | ATL: (-152)
- Spread: SEA: +1.5 (-156) | ATL: -1.5 (+130)
- Total: 8.5 -- Over: (-122) | Under: (+100)
The Braves enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:20 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 8.5 runs with the Over being favored at -122 odds.
Mariners vs Braves Betting Trends
- Seattle is 7-3 straight up (SU) in its last 10 road games.
- Atlanta is 2-6 SU in its last eight games against the AL West.
- The total has hit the over in four of Seattle's last six games.
- The total has hit the over in five of Atlanta's last seven games against Seattle.
Mariners vs Braves Prediction & Pick
The Mariners need staring pitcher Bryce Miller to remain consistent if they're to reach the .500-mark tonight. Fortunately, the 24-year-old rookie has been one of Seattle's best arms, going 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA and 0.421 WHIP in three starts since being called up from Double-A at the start of the month.
It's going to take a lot for Miller to outduel Bryce Elder, though. The Braves starter has looked terrific in his second MLB campaign, tallying a 3-0 record, 1.94 ERA, and 1.122 WHIP through eight starts. Today is also his 24th birthday, so chances are that Elder will want to put on a show for the hometown crowd.
I'm backing the Braves to win tonight and not just because it's Elder's birthday. The Mariners are just 6-9 ATS and 1-4 SU as underdogs against NL clubs this season. While the Braves have racked up most of their wins on the road, it cannot be ignored that they're 23-12 SU as favorites thus far.
Also boasting a 17-12 SU record against right-handed pitchers, look for the Braves to hand Miller his first-ever loss.
Final Score Prediction: Braves: 4 | Mariners: 2
Mariners vs Braves Best Bet
Although Bryce Elder has been fantastic this season, I see him finishing with the Under on his 5.5-strikeout total. After all, it's a number that he's failed to reach in four of his last six starts — including in each of the last two. Even with the Mariners averaging the most strikeouts in the league, Elder's recent play makes the Under the more appealing option.
Bet: Bryce Elder — Strikeouts: Under 5.5 (-128)
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