Free MLB Picks Today: Atlanta Braves vs Seattle Mariners 5/20/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Atlanta Braves vs Seattle Mariners 5/20/23
Sat 20th May 2023

The Seattle Mariners (21-23) are on the road to face the Atlanta Braves (28-16) at Truist Park on Saturday. The Braves took Friday’s series opener 6-2.

Collin McHugh threw one scoreless inning of relief to get the win. Matt Olson went 2 for 4 with a home run and a double in the win. He had two RBIs. Teoscar Hernandez was 2 for 3 with one RBI for the Mariners.


Logan Gilbert (1-2, 3.91 ERA) is in line for the start for Seattle. The righty allowed three runs over 5.2 innings in his last start, a 5-3 road defeat against the Tigers on Sunday. He yielded six hits while striking out four and walking one in the no-decision.


Over the last five games, Seattle has averaged 4.4 runs a game, equal to their season average. Atlanta is averaging 6.6 runs per game in the last five, up from 5.3 for the season, with a stronger slugging percentage (.561 vs .465).

The Braves have a .735 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a 1.040 OPS over 125 at-bats, Ronald Acuna Jr. has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Seattle is on a three-game losing streak in road games, bringing their record to 11-11 in 2023. The M’s have scored 4.6 runs per game away from home, while allowing 4.3 runs. Atlanta has gone 11-9 at home this season, averaging 4.9 runs per game while surrendering 4.7.

The teams have split their last four meetings head-to-head at Truist Park, though Atlanta has the scoring advantage with an average final margin of 5.3-4.3.


The Mariners are fourth in the AL West, six games behind the division-leading Rangers. The Braves lead the NL East by five games over the Marlins.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Atlanta Braves (-135)

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