Braves vs. Mariners Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 19, 2023

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Braves vs. Mariners Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 19, 2023

MLB Predictions

Ty France (14 games) will look to add to his hitting streak when the Seattle Mariners (21-22) and Atlanta Braves (27-16) meet Friday at 7:20 PM ET, live on Apple TV+ from Truist Park. Ty France and the Mariners are listed as underdogs on the moneyline by bookmakers (+130).

Bryce Elder will get the ball for Atlanta while Seattle will counter with Bryce Miller.

Braves vs. Mariners Odds

  • Braves odds to win: -151
  • Mariners odds to win: +130
  • Spread: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: Apple TV+

Who Will Win Braves vs. Mariners?

Braves and Mariners Betting Trends

The Braves have gone 23-13 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 63.9% of those games).

Atlanta has gone 15-6 (winning 71.4% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -151 or shorter.

The Mariners have been underdogs in 13 games this season and won five (38.5%) of those contests.

This season, Seattle has won one of its three games when it’s the underdog by at least +130 on the moneyline.

The Braves have combined with opponents to go over the total 26 times this season for a 26-16-1 record against the over/under.

The Mariners’ games have gone over the total in 21 of their 43 chances.

Braves Stats & Insights

The Braves have the No. 6 offense in MLB action scoring 5.3 runs per game (228 total runs).

Atlanta averages 1.7 home runs per game to rank second in MLB action with 74 total home runs.

The Braves are 10th in the majors with a .257 batting average.

Atlanta’s 8.9 strikeouts per game rank 17th in MLB.

The Braves pitching staff ranks third in MLB with a collective 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Atlanta’s 3.57 team ERA ranks fourth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Mariners Stats & Insights

The Mariners rank 15th in the majors with 191 total runs scored this season.

Seattle’s 45 home runs rank 20th in Major League Baseball.

The Mariners have a team batting average of just .227 this season, which ranks 28th among MLB teams.

Seattle ranks 27th in strikeouts per game (9.7) among MLB offenses.

The Mariners have an 8.9 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 11th in the majors.

Seattle has the fifth-best ERA (3.58) in the majors this season.

Braves Key Players to Watch

Elder (3-0) takes the mound for the Braves in his ninth start of the season. He’s put together a 1.94 ERA in 46 1/3 innings pitched, with 39 strikeouts.

Ronald Acuna Jr. leads Atlanta in homers with 11 while also maintaining a team-best .345 batting average.

Sean Murphy leads Atlanta in runs batted in with 34 while batting .268 with 10 homers.

Matt Olson leads Atlanta in home runs with 11. He’s driven in 30 runs and is slugging .491.

Ozzie Albies has 45 hits and an OBP of .304 to go with a slugging percentage of .506 this season.

Mariners Key Players to Watch

Miller (2-0) will take the mound for the Mariners, his fourth start of the season.

France is hitting .273 with 13 doubles, two home runs and 13 walks.

Jarred Kelenic has hit eight home runs while batting .282. Both pace his team.

Cal Raleigh has a team-best 22 runs batted in.

Julio Rodriguez is hitting .211 with seven doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 14 walks.

Braves and Mariners Injuries

Braves: Max Fried: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Dylan Lee: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Kyle Wright: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ehire Adrianza: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Mariners: Dylan Moore: 10 Day IL (Olique), Penn Murfee: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Easton McGee: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Andres Munoz: 15 Day IL (Deltoid), Robbie Ray: 15 Day IL (Flexor), Evan White: 60 Day IL (Adductor)

Braves vs. Mariners Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Braves 4, Mariners 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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