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Baltimore Orioles vs Atlanta Braves Game 1 5/6/2023 Picks, Previews and Tips

Baltimore Orioles vs Atlanta Braves Game 1 5/6/2023 Picks, Previews and Tips

The Baltimore Orioles are set to face off against the Atlanta Braves in a three-game Inter-League series, starting with Game 1 at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday evening. The Orioles are on a roll, having won five of their last six games and improving to 22-10 overall and 13-6 on the road. They currently sit in second place in the AL East, trailing the scorching Tampa Bay Rays by 4.5 games. Baltimore comes into this Inter-League matchup with a two-game winning streak, including a dominant 9-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday. In that game, the Orioles scored seven runs in the 7th inning and drove in a total of 12 hits to seal the win.

Leading the charge for the Orioles’ offense is catcher Adley Rutschman, who boasts a batting average of .299, 35 hits, and an on-base percentage of .413. First baseman Ryan Mountcastle has also been a major contributor, with eight home runs and 26 RBIs for Baltimore. In Game 2 of the series against Atlanta, the Orioles will send right-hander Kyle Bradish to the mound. Bradish is currently 1-1 on the season with an ERA of 6.14 and has struck out a total of 14 batters in his starts so far.

  • Baltimore is 10-5 SU in their last 15 matches with the Braves.
  • The Baltimore Orioles are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 5 games on the road against Atlanta.

Baltimore Orioles vs Atlanta Braves Game 1 5/6/2023 Picks, Previews and Tips

The Atlanta Braves will look to bounce back from a disappointing loss in game 2 of their home series against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. The Braves are still leading the NL East with a 22-11 record and a 7-8 mark at home, holding a five-game lead over the second-place NY Mets and boasting a +54 run differential for the season. 

The Braves saw their three-game winning streak snapped on Friday when they lost 9-4 to the Orioles at home. They scored one run in the first inning but were shut out for six innings before adding three runs in the eighth. They had 11 hits but also made two errors in the loss. Right Fielder Ronald Acuna Jr leads the team with a .355 batting average, 44 hits, and a .445 on-base percentage, while First Baseman Matt Olson has a team-high nine homers and 26 RBIs for the Atlanta Braves. 

The Braves have a .263 team batting average and a league-leading .471 slugging percentage. On Saturday, they will send Spencer Strider to the mound to face the Orioles in game 2 of the series. Strider is 4-0 with a 2.57 ERA and has struck out 57 batters in his starts this year.

  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 matches with the Orioles.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games at home.
  • Atlanta is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Atlanta Braves. The MLB Pick for this contest is the Atlanta Braves. Spencer Strider of the Braves had a rough outing in his previous start, but the right-hander has been solid overall, allowing only six earned runs in 25 innings pitched this season. Also, Atlanta will bounce back from their loss in the first game with a home-field edge on Saturday. Prediction: Atlanta will win 4-2.

MLB Starting Time: 7:15 PM ET

Location: Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia  

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta Braves -215

MLB Totals: 8.5


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