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MLB Betting Preview: San Diego Padres vs. Seattle Mariners

August 9, 2023


The San Diego Padres enter this game having lost four of their last five games and are on a three-game losing streak which includes a 0-2 loss on the road against the Seattle Mariners in game one of the series.

Meanwhile, the Seattle Mariners enter this game on a six-game winning streak which includes Tuesday’s 2-0 win at home against the San Diego Padres in game two of the series.

BookMaker has the San Diego Padres listed as -120 money line favorites on the road and has set the total for the over/under plays at 8.5 runs. Will the Mariners complete the 2-0 series sweep or will the Padres end their three-game losing streak? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.

San Diego Padres Team Preview

The San Diego Padres enter this game with an overall record of 55-59 which puts them in 4th place in the NL West and are coming off a 0-2 shutout loss in game one of the series against the Seattle Mariners.

Offensively, San Diego failed to score a run off three hits as they suffered their 9th shutout loss of the season.

The Padres will send Yu Darvish to the mound for game two of the series against the Mariners on Wednesday. Darvish is 8-7 this season with a 4.41 ERA while recording 121 strikeouts.

Seattle Mariners Team Preview

The Seattle Mariners enter this game with an overall record of 61-52 which puts them in 3rd place in the AL West and are coming off a 2-0 win against the San Diego Padres in game one of the series.

Offensively, the Mariners scored two runs off nine hits which included one run coming in the 6th inning when Tom Murphy scored off a triple hit by Dylan Moore.

Emerson Hancock will take the mound for Seattle against San Diego on Wednesday for game two of the series. Hancock will be making his major league debut for Seattle against San Diego on Wednesday.

Series Trends and Game Pick

Both teams are 5-5 in the last ten games in the series, however, San Diego has outscored Seattle by an average of 4.9 to 3.6 runs per game in those matchups. The Mariners have won two of the last three games in the series, however, the Padres have outscored the Mariners by an average of 3.67 to 3 in those contests.

The over has hit in six of the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 8.5 runs per game in those contests. The under has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 6.67 runs per game in those matchups.

Seattle enters this game with a better record and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games. As a result, I am taking the money line for the Seattle Mariners at +100 on BookMaker for this matchup on Wednesday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Seattle Mariners Money Line (+100)