MLB Betting: Braves vs Mariners Series Preview, Braves Looking for Division Title
Mariners Hanging With 4 game Wild Card Lead Over Orioles
Braves vs Mariners Series Preview: With one less game played, the Atlanta Braves trail the New York Mets by a half-game in National League east standings with 25 games to play. The Seattle Mariners are securely in a wild card spot for now, with a four-game lead on the Baltimore Orioles.
Before diving deeper into our Braves vs Mariners series preview, let’s look at some relevant trends that will help us beat the odds tonight. Atlanta has lost six of their last seven meetings but is 12-2 in their last 14 road games. Seattle has won 48 of their last 69 games and is 18-8 at home against right-handed starters.
- Game: Atlanta Braves (86-51) at Seattle Mariners (77-60)
- Location: T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington
- Television: Apple TV. BSSE
Morton Looks to Stay Hot Against Mariners
Veteran left-hander Charlie Morton will get the start for the Atlanta Braves in hopes of overcoming the New York Mets for first place in the National East Standings. The Atlanta Braves standings are just a half-game behind with a game in hand.
Atlanta has had to overcome a few trips to Major League Baseball’s injury list, but timely hitting has aided their consistency for much of the season. Morton, who shut down the Florida Marlins last week, has fared well against the M’s in his career with a 5-3 record to go with a 4.30 ERA in his 10 starts. Atlanta has fared well in the first game of a series, winning 21 of their last 26, and are 25-10 following an off day.
Seattle Still Looking for First World Series
We thought a World Series berth would happen in 2001 when the Mariners won 116 games, but they lost in five games to the New York Yankees in the ALCS and haven’t made the playoffs since.
To be fair that wouldn’t be accurate if the playoff structure resembled what it is today, but still, the Mariners have a chip on their shoulder to win a ring.
They’ll get a barometer of where they stand this weekend against the defending champions in what could be a Fall Classic preview. Bettors have enjoyed a terrific season backing the M’s, winning 944 units in 2022. Over the last three seasons, Seattle has profited the most money of any team in Major League Baseball with a 193-165 record, good for 5,083 units won on a $100 wager.
As an underdog in that span, they are just 116-122, but that’s good enough for a profit of 3,895 units. As a home dog since 2020, the Mariners are a reliable 51-40, +2426 units. There’s no question that having Seattle on a ticket most nights will give your bankroll a major push.
Bettors Love the Braves Run-Line
The consensus send-out number on this game was a -110 pick’em, but the public has pushed Atlanta to a -120 road favorite. Unlike the Braves, Seattle has managed to stay off the MLB injuries for most of the year, which plays a major role in their certain appearance in the postseason.
Their team ERA is among the best in the league and carries them most nights despite their inconsistencies at the plate. The run-line seems to be a favorite wager early on with tickets wagered and money bet easily favoring the Braves.
To conclude our Braves vs Mariners series preview let’s recommend that your money should be on the Seattle run-line instead. Yes, it’s a little more to give up (-175) but defending Cy Young Award winner, Robbie Ray, has won his last four starts with an ERA of 1.05. He has not allowed a run in two straight appearances including six scoreless innings against the Cleveland Guardians, Saturday. Grab the insurance and the Mariners.Follow us on Twitter