A pair of playoff contenders will square off in an interleague battle on Friday as the Los Angeles Dodgers (88-57) take on the Seattle Mariners (81-65).
While the Dodgers are firmly in control of their division, the Mariners have work to do as they try to simultaneously compete for both the AL West and a Wild Card spot.
As you consider your MLB picks, read ahead to get a breakdown of this matchup and our Dodgers vs Mariners best bets.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Seattle Mariners Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Seattle Mariners Information
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Seattle Mariners
T-Mobile Park, Seattle, Washington
September 15, 2023, 10:10 pm ET
MLB.TV; Dodgers – SportsNet LA; Mariners – ROOTNW
Looking at the recent Los Angeles Dodgers schedule, they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 MLB games. In their last series, they dropped two of three to the Padres, including a 6-1 loss in the finale. On the road this season, they have gone 40-31.
Their MLB standings have them leading the NL West by 13.5 games over the San Francisco Giants. With the division firmly in hand, they are jockeying for playoff position as they have the second-best record in the National League.
Analyzing the MLB schedule of the Seattle Mariners, they have a 4-6 record over their last ten games. In their last series, they took two of three from the Angels, including a 3-2 win on Wednesday. Seattle has now gone 41-30 at home this year.
The Seattle Mariners standings see them in third in the AL West, 1.5 games behind the Houston Astros. In the Wild Card race, they currently hold the third Wild Card spot.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Seattle Mariners Analysis
Trying to take the opener, Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts will send 24-year-old righty Bobby Miller to the mound. His MLB player stats show that he is 9-3 in 18 games with a 3.98 ERA and 1.14 WHIP, and he has 92 strikeouts in 101.2 innings.
In his last outing, Miller picked up a no-decision after allowing five earned runs over seven innings to the Washington Nationals.
The Dodgers currently rank second out of all MLB teams in scoring, averaging 5.66 runs per game (5.94 on the road).
Mookie Betts (39 HR, 103 RBI, 120 R), Max Muncy (35 HR, 98 RBI), and Freddie Freeman (26 HR, 93 RBI, 121 R) are all having fantastic seasons for the Dodgers this season.
Manager Scott Servais will be starting 25-year-old righty George Kirby in the Seattle Mariners game today. In 27 games, he is 10-9 with a 3.48 ERA and 1.05 WHIP, and he has 151 strikeouts in 165.2 innings.
In Kirby’s last start, he allowed four earned runs over 6.1 innings in a no-decision to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Seattle Mariners roster ranks 10th in scoring this season. They are averaging 4.78 runs overall and 4.62 runs per game when playing at T-Mobile Park.
The MLB injury report shows the Dodgers will be without pitchers Walker Buehler (elbow) and Tony Gonsolin (forearm). The Mariners are without pitchers Robbie Ray (shoulder) and Emerson Hancock (shoulder).
Before determining our Dodgers vs Mariners best bets, it is important to look at the MLB odds for this game.
Dodgers Come In As Underdogs
The Dodgers are in a rare position as they are slight underdogs playing on the road Friday. They are +100 to win on the moneyline. On the spread, they are -1.5, with odds of +165.
Mariners Hoping To Win As Home Favorites
Playing as the favorite, the Mariners come into this one at -110 on the moneyline. They are +1.5 on the spread, with odds of -185.
The over/under for total runs sits at 8.5. The over has odds of +100, while the under 8.5 runs has odds of -120.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Pick and Prediction
For our Dodgers vs Mariners best bets, we will be taking the Dodgers to win straight up (+100) on the road in this one.
Evaluating the trends, the Dodgers are 13-3 in their last 16 games against Seattle and 17-2 in their last 19 games against AL West teams.
As for the Mariners, they come in winning back-to-back games, but they are 2-4 overall in their last six games.
In terms of the total runs, take the over 8.5 (+100) in this one. The over has hit in six of the last nine matchups between these two teams at T-Mobile Park. While both teams have solid pitching, they have even better offenses.