We don’t get to see the Seattle Mariners face the Atlanta Braves often as these two are interleague foes.
Atlanta won the first contest of this set with a 6-2 final and will look to replicate that when they meet again on Saturday night. Seattle has lost three in a row and is looking to snap out of it.
Which of these teams of the best bet for your MLB picks in this spot?
Mariners Lose Third Straight
Seattle is looking to get out of this funk. They’ve lost three straight games and four of their last five.
Defensively, they have had some issues, both on the mound and in the field. During their last three games, they’ve given up 27 runs, averaging nine per game.
It’s tough to trust this team in the sportsbook when that’s the case.
Braves Continue To Excel
Atlanta hasn’t been able to work its way to first place in the National League. The Braves are one of the best options on the MLB odds.
According to Orlando Arcia, “We play like a family and treat each other well and pick each other up when it’s needed.”
Their togetherness has shown up multiple times this year and it helps that they’re talented enough to make it even better. Among that talent is Ronald Acuna Jr., who has a batting average of .343 right now with 11 homers under.
Logan Gilbert (Seattle Mariners) vs Jesse Chavez (Atlanta Braves)
Logan Gilbert is listed as the starter in Seattle for this contest. He’s done a wonderful job at striking out batters with 54 already.
He’s also kept his ERA on the lower end with a 3.91 to go with a 1-2 record. However, the team has lost four of the past five games he’s appeared in, giving up 15 runs across 29.1 innings.
It might be better to go against him here on the MLB betting lines.
As for the Braves, Jesse Chavez usually steps in as a reliever but has been listed as the starter. He likely won’t pitch deep into the game but could get the ball rolling for Atlanta.
Across 18 total innings pitched, he’s given up just five runs while striking out 22 batters. It might be best to do some MLB live betting here and see how he’s doing before making your design.
Mariners vs Braves Head-to Head
These teams have met four times since 2017. In those four games, the Mariners and Braves have each won two against the other.
Mariners vs Braves Game Information
- Game: Mariners (21-23) vs Braves (28-16)
- Location Truist Park, Atlanta, GA
- Day/Time: Saturday, May 20, 7:15 p.m. ET
- Mariners vs Braves Live Stream: MLB.tv
Mariners vs Braves Betting Lines
The total is set at nine runs for this matchup and already the over looks promising.
Seattle has had a very difficult time keeping their opponents from scoring in the last few games. Meanwhile, the Braves are starting a reliever. Those who bet online should go over the number.
Pick: Over 9 (-125)
The Braves are flavored and they look like the better bet. As mentioned earlier, Seattle has given up 27 runs in the last three games and faces a steep test with the National League-leading Braves.
Atlanta has talent from top to bottom, and should be able to get going at home enough to win the second straight game in this series.
Pick: Atlanta Braves -133