The Orioles (71-44, 35-21 away) travel to take on the Mariners (62-52, 33-26 home) in game one of this American League matchup. Kyle Gibson is getting the start for the Orioles while Luis Castillo is starting for the Mariners. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Baltimore Orioles vs. Seattle Mariners showdown at T-Mobile Park.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES VS SEATTLE MARINERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Baltimore Orioles +121
This game will be played at T-Mobile Park at 10:10 ET on Friday, August 11th.
WHY BET THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES:
- In their last ten games, the Orioles have a record of 7-3.
- Over their last five games on the road, Baltimore has a straight-up record of 3-2.
- Opponents are hitting just .177 against Kyle Gibson in his last five starts.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS ON THE ROAD
So far this season, Baltimore has played in 36 series, going 22-11-3. Their current record of 71-44 is good for first place in the AL East. On the road, the Orioles have gone 35-21 compared to 36-23 at home.
Kyle Gibson has been a reliable presence in the rotation for the 2023 season, going at least six innings in four consecutive games. His record stands at 11-6 through 24 appearances, with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.28. His K/BB ratio is 117/43 and opponents have managed to muster a .388 slugging percentage against him, while batting .255 on average.
Kyle Gibson earned the victory in his most recent start, surrendering three earned runs and four hits over seven innings against the Mets. The Orioles emerged victorious with a 7-3 scoreline.
For the season, the Orioles’ offense is averaging 4.9 runs per game. Over their last five games they have swung the bats well, sitting 7th in the league in scoring, with a total of 22 runs. Overall, Baltimore’s team batting average is .253, putting them 10th in the MLB.
Anthony Santander has been one of the Orioles’ most consistent offensive contributors in 2023. The outfielder has a .253 batting average, 63 RBIs, and 20 home runs on the season.
WILL THE SEATTLE MARINERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Through 114 games, the Mariners have a record of 62-52. This mark includes going 18-16-2 across their 36 series. Currently, Seattle is 3rd in the AL West and have a 33-26 record at home while going 29-26 on the road. So far, the Mariners have gone 28-34 against teams with above .500 records.
Luis Castillo will take the mound for the Mariners with a 7-7 record in 23 appearances. His ERA is 3.21, and he has a K/9 rate of 10.16. Additionally, his FIP is 3.92 and his OBP is .262.
Luis Castillo was rocked for 10 hits and seven earned runs in six innings as the Mariners defeated the Angels 9-7 in his most recent start.
The Mariners have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 7 home runs over their last five games. Compared to other clubs, this is 4th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 13th in home runs and 16th in slugging percentage. Overall, Seattle is averaging 4.6 runs per game (14th).
The Mariners’ offense has been bolstered this season by Julio Rodríguez, who has posted a .257 batting average and driven in 62 runs. He’s also gone yard 18 times, providing the team with a powerful presence at the plate.