Braves vs. Orioles Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, May 6, 2023

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Braves vs. Orioles Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, May 6, 2023

MLB Predictions

Following a big two-homer game last time out, Anthony Santander leads the Baltimore Orioles (22-10) into action as +205 underdogs against the Atlanta Braves (22-11). First pitch from Truist Park at 7:15 PM ET on Saturday, live on FOX.

Spencer Strider takes the mound for Atlanta while Kyle Bradish is Baltimore’s starter for the contest.

Braves vs. Orioles Odds

  • Braves odds to win: -249
  • Orioles odds to win: +205
  • Spread: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • Time: 7:15 PM ET
  • TV: FOX

Who Will Win Braves vs. Orioles?

Braves and Orioles Betting Trends

The Braves have compiled an 18-11 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 62.1% of those games).

Atlanta has won all four games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -249 or shorter.

The Orioles have entered the game as underdogs 13 times this season and won seven, or 53.8%, of those games.

Baltimore has not been a bigger underdog this season than the +205 moneyline set for this game.

The Braves have combined with opponents to go over the total 20 times this season for a 20-12-1 record against the over/under.

The Orioles and their opponents have hit the over in 19 of their 32 games with a total this season.

Braves Stats & Insights

The Braves score the fifth-most runs in baseball (180 total, 5.5 per game).

Atlanta is second-best in MLB action with 55 total home runs.

The Braves are sixth in MLB with a .264 batting average.

Atlanta’s 9.2 strikeouts per game rank 24th in the majors.

The 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Braves pitching staff ranks sixth in the majors.

Atlanta has a 3.62 team ERA that ranks eighth across all MLB pitching staffs.

Orioles Stats & Insights

The Orioles have scored 180 runs this season, which ranks fifth in MLB.

Baltimore has hit 41 homers this season, which ranks ninth in the majors.

The Orioles’ .261 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking seventh in MLB.

Baltimore has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the sixth-best strikeout rate (8.1 per game) among MLB offenses.

The Orioles average 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, 10th-most in the league.

Baltimore pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.56 ERA this year, which ranks 19th in MLB.

Braves Key Players to Watch

The Braves are sending Strider (4-0) out for his seventh start of the season. He is 4-0 with a 2.57 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings pitched.

Ronald Acuna Jr. leads Atlanta in batting average (.352) this season while adding six home runs and 20 RBI.

Sean Murphy leads Atlanta in home runs (nine) and runs batted in (28) this season while batting .296.

Ozzie Albies is slugging .574 this season, with a team-high nine home runs. He’s also collected 26 RBI.

Matt Olson’s nine home runs are most among Atlanta batters. He’s driven in 26 runs this season while slugging .520.

Orioles Key Players to Watch

Bradish (1-1) will take the mound for the Orioles, his fifth start of the season.

Cedric Mullins has racked up a team-best 28 runs batted in.

Adley Rutschman has five doubles, four home runs and 28 walks while batting .292.

Jorge Mateo leads the Orioles with a team-high batting average of .307.

Ryan Mountcastle has hit eight home runs to lead his team.

Braves and Orioles Injuries

Braves: Ehire Adrianza: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Orlando Arcia: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Lucas Luetge: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Kyle Wright: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Travis d’Arnaud: 7 Day IL (Concussion)

Orioles: Mychal Givens: 15 Day IL (Knee), Dillon Tate: 15 Day IL (Elbow), John Means: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Austin Hays: day-to-day (Finger)

Braves vs. Orioles Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Braves 5, Orioles 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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