Seattle Mariners vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction 5-28-23 MLB Picks

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Seattle Mariners meet in MLB interleague action from T-Mobile Park on Sunday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


Seattle is listed as a -150 home favorite while Pittsburgh is a +130 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 8.5 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Luis Ortiz will start for the Pirates here and is 1-2 with a 4.02 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season. Marco Gonzales will start for Seattle here and is 4-1 with a 5.68 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

Seattle’s 5-0 win on Saturday made it four wins in the last five head-to-head meetings for the Mariners in this head-to-head matchup.


Pittsburgh is 6-16 in their last 22 games overall and 13-30 in their last 43 interleague road games while the over is 12-3-2 in their last 17 road games against a team with a left-handed starter. Seattle is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 3-8 in their last 11 Sunday games while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 home games.


I’m backing the Pirates here. I just think the value is where the Pirates are here as I think this game should be lined closer to a coin flip. I just don’t have Marco Gonzales as that much better than Luis Ortiz, especially with Ortiz coming off of his best start of the year while Gonzales has been getting roughed up as of late. Give me the Pirates and the plus money here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Pittsburgh +130