Baltimore Orioles (71-44) at Seattle Mariners (62-52)
Game Info: Friday, August 11th, 2023 at 10:10 p.m. EST (T-Mobile Park)
Betting Odds: Orioles ML (+120) - Over/Under (8)
Pick: Orioles ML (+120)
Friday night takes us to the Pacific Northwest where the Baltimore Orioles and the Seattle Mariners open up a three game weekend series. This series has plenty of playoff implications for the American League East Baltimore will be looking to further progress towards wrapping up the best record in the American League and Seattle will be looking to make a late season. Push for a playoff spot. The opening game of this series provides us with arguably the best pitching matchup of the weekend in all of baseball.
The Baltimore Orioles have been one of the best teams in the American League this season. You can argue that they are one of the best teams in all of Major League Baseball this season as well. They currently have the best win-loss record in the American League, and they sit in first place in the hardest division of all of baseball at the moment. They come into this game with a record of 71-44 through their first 115 games of the 2023 Major League Baseball season and they will be looking to pick up win number 72 here in the opening game of this series on Friday night.
Kyle Gibson is expected to get the ball in the opening game of the series and he has been the best pitcher on the Baltimore Orioles pitching staff throughout the year. Gibson comes into this game with double digit victories to his name on the year already, and he will be looking to pick up his 12th victory of the season here on Friday night against the Seattle Mariners. He is a legitimate darkhorse contender to win the American League Cy Young award if he has a strong finish to the regular season. He will be looking to give Baltimore a quality start here on Friday night as they look to extend their lead within the American League East division over the Tampa Bay Rays.
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It has been a less than impressive season for the Seattle Mariners thus far but they do have an opportunity to turn things around coming down the final stretch of the year. They came into the season with plenty of expectations after consecutive 90 win seasons and a playoff appearance last year. However, they got off to a very sluggish start at the beginning of the season but as of late they have been playing solid baseball and they will be looking to continue their climb up the American League wildcard standings with another victory here on Friday night. Seattle comes into the opening game of this series with a record of 62-52 through their first 114 games of the 2023 Major League Baseball season,
Luis Castillo is expected to get the baseball for the opening game of the series against Baltimore and he will be looking to keep Seattle’s momentum red hot here on Friday night. He has had an average season as he comes into this game with six victories and six losses to his name, and he will be looking to pick up his seventh victory of the season here on Friday. Seattle is the hottest team in all of Major League Baseball at the moment as they are currently on a seven game winning streak, and they have picked up nine victories in their last 10 games of the season. They will be looking to keep the momentum rolling here on Friday as they open up, that’s all important series against Baltimore.
Betting trends to consider in this matchup:
- Baltimore is 35-21 on the road this season
- Baltimore is 23-17 as a road underdog this season
- Baltimore is 3-1 with a rest disadvantage this season
I have Baltimore grabbing the victory in this game to start coming into this one as an underdog on the road. Even with Seattle’s recent hot streak, I do expect Kyle Gibson to limit the lineup to minimal production and for Baltimore to pick up a solid victory in the opening game of the series on Friday night against the Seattle Mariners.As always, get our VIP Pick Free Tonight by Clicking Here!