Last Updated Sep 09, 2022, 10:43 PM
Atlanta Braves vs. Seattle Mariners Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Atlanta Braves vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Analysis
The Braves and the Mariners will square off at T-Mobile Park for the first of a three-game set on Friday, September 9, 2022.
Atlanta is in the second place of the National League East standings at 86-51, while owning a 39-26 record away from Truist Park, trailing the Mets by half-a-game for first place in the division. The Mariners enter Friday night second in the American League West, 11 games behind the Astros for the division lead. At home they are 36-30, with an overall record of 77-60.
Atlanta Braves vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Prediction
Atlanta enters this matchup second in the NL East standings, a half-game behind the New York Mets for first place. The Braves have been one of the hottest teams in the league since returning from the All-Star break with a 30-13 SU record. They currently find themselves in first place of the NL Wild Card race, are on a seven-game winning streak, and have won seven of their last 10 games. The offense started the season a bit slow but have since become one of the best hitting teams with a batting average of .254 (8th), on base percentage of .319 (7th), slugging percentage of .446 (2nd) and have scored 683 total runs (2nd). Atlanta’s bullpen is also having a solid season with a WHIP of 1.19 (7th) and team ERA of 3.48 (6th). The right-hander Charlie Morton (7-5, 4.01 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Braves Friday.
Seattle is currently second in the AL West division, 11.0 games behind the Houston Astros for first place. Any chance of winning the division seems to be slowly slipping away, but the good news for the Mariners is that they are second in the AL Wild card race with a five-game lead over the Baltimore Orioles. Seattle went 1-2 SU in their most recent series with the White Sox and have won eight of their last 10 games. The offense has averaged 5.2 runs per game over that stretch, better than their season average of 4.18 runs per game. The Mariners bullpen has also been on fire over their last 10 with a team ERA of 2.2 and holding opponents to two runs or less five times. Southpaw pitcher Robbie Ray (12-8, 3.45 ERA) is expected to start on Friday.
With both teams on a roll as of late this should be a competitive series. I like the Mariners to win game with Robbie Ray taking the mound. Ray has not allowed a run in his last two starts and has given up just three runs over his last four starts. With how hot both offenses have been, the over could be a solid play here as well but I’ll stick with the Mariners moneyline here.
Score Prediction: Mariners 5, Braves 4
Best Bet: Mariners ML (-105)
Atlanta Braves vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Odds
Atlanta Braves vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Resources
- Date: Friday, September 9, 2022
- Matchup: NL East vs. AL West
- Venue: T-Mobile Park
- Location: Seattle, Washington
- Time-TV: 9:40 p.m. ET – Apple TV
Atlanta Braves vs. Seattle Mariners – Current Form
The Braves' best performance was in the first contest of a two-game series, on Tuesday, when Atlanta routed the Oakland Athletics by posting 10 runs. Seattle swept the Guardians in a three-game set earlier this week, however, they fell in their following series to the White Sox later in the week. Seattle didn’t allow the White Sox any runs on Tuesday in the second of those three contests.
Atlanta Braves vs. Seattle Mariners – Pitching Matchup
Atlanta: Charlie Morton (7-5, 4.01 ERA)
Charlie Morton takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his 26th start of the season for the Braves in this contest. He comes in 7-5 with a 4.01 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, 52 walks and 175 strikeouts over 146 innings of work on the year. The 38-year-old right-hander lifted the Braves to a home win over the Miami Marlins on September 2, 2022. Morton tossed 5.2 innings in the 8-1 win by the Miami Marlins, while giving up one run on four hits with seven strikeouts and two walks. Morton owns a 2-4 road record this season in 12 starts away from Truist Park. In those away outings, he has posted a 5.24 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, 26 walks, and 70 strikeouts in 67 innings of work.
Seattle: Robbie Ray (12-8, 3.45 ERA)
Seattle’ left-hander Robbie Ray takes the mound for his 27th start of the season. Ray looks to improve on a 12-8 record and 3.45 ERA in 161.2 innings, while striking out 183, walking 53 batters, and posting a 1.13 WHIP. Ray grabbed the win in his last start, which came on the road against the Cleveland Guardians on September 3, 2022. He threw six innings, allowing six hits and three strikeouts in an eventual 0-4 Mariners win. Ray owns a 6-3 home record this season in 15 starts at the T-Mobile Park. In those outings, he has posted a 2.49 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP, 24 walks, and 106 strikeouts in 94 innings of work.
Atlanta Braves vs. Seattle Mariners – Series History
Seattle had a great 2017 season in this matchup, tallying a 2-1 mark against the Braves.