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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 3:40pm EDT
Written by Adam Rauzino

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The San Diego Padres will host the Seattle Mariners as the clubs conclude a mini two-game interleague series Wednesday afternoon from Petco Park. The Mariners will send 33-year old right-hander Felix Hernandez to the hill, and the Padres will reply with 23-year old right-hander Chris Paddack. The Padres defeated the Mariners in all four meetings last season.

King Felix Targets First Win Since April 1st

The Mariners will have Felix Hernandez on the mound in this one. Hernandez didn’t quite have his best stuff in his latest start, allowing four runs in six innings against the Angels in another no-decision. The veteran right-hander has only recorded one Quality Start on the season, and he enters this one with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP to go with a 1-1 record. King Felix has enjoyed success against the Padres in his career, registering a 6-4 record with a stifling 2.88 ERA in 13 starts.

The Mariners have displayed incredible depth in their lineup. They have eight players with at least 14 RBI’s on the season which includes slugger Jay Bruce who has 16 RBI’s. The 11-year veteran right fielder has belted seven home runs this month, and he has nine home runs paired with a .208 average on the season. Bruce went 3 for 8 with one RBI against the Padres last season, however, he’s been sidelined recently with a sore quad.

The Mariners continue to rake at the plate, and they lead the Majors with an average of 6.40 runs per game. The Seattle pitching staff holds a 4.44 team ERA, placing them 16th overall. The Mariners stand at 11-2 on the road this season.

Paddack Searching for First Career Victory

Chris Paddack will get the starting call for the fifth time of the year, seeking his first career Major League victory. Paddack tallied the Quality Start in his latest effort, holding the Reds to three runs in six innings, leading to the loss. The rookie right-hander is enjoying a stellar start to his big league career, sporting a 2.25 ERA and a minuscule 0.80 WHIP in 20 innings of work. This will be his first career start again the Mariners. Paddock has fanned 21 batters in his 20 innings logged.

Wil Myers is heating up at the plate, registering six hits and four RBI’s in his last five games. The 28-year old right fielder features a terrific .303 batting average, and he has five home runs and 11 RBI’s on the season. Myers went a sharp 6 for 16 with two RBI’s against the Mariners last season. The Padres hold a 5-8 home record on the season heading into Tuesday’s action.

The Padres haven’t been able to score with any consistency this season, and they are only averaging 3.35 runs per game, placing them down at 27th overall. The San Diego pitching features a 3.80 team ERA, good for 10th in the big leagues.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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I am siding with the Mariners in this one. Seattle has been especially effective on the road where they feature a remarkable 11-2 record on the season. They continue to pile on the runs, accumulating a total of 28 runs in their last four games heading into Tuesday’s action.

Furthermore, San Diego is scuffling, losing six out of their last seven games heading into Tuesday’s game, and they are having trouble generating offense. Also, Mariners’ starter Felix Hernandez owns a dazzling 2.88 ERA in 13 career starts against the Padres.

Prediction: Seattle Mariners

Full-Game Total Pick

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I expect a lower scoring game in this matchup. The Padres have seen the under convert in four consecutive games heading into Tuesday due to their offensive struggles. They have plated two or fewer runs in five out of their last six games.

In addition, Padres’ starter Chris Paddack has limited his opposition to only five earned runs in his 20 innings of work, and the San Diego bullpen features a strong 3.87 ERA on the season. Also, the under is 8-2-1 in the Padres’ last 11 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.

Prediction: Under

Full-Game Prop Bet

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I am going with the under on the Padres team total. Felix Hernandez has dominated at Petco Park in his career, sporting a 5-1 record with a minuscule 1.63 ERA and a 0.77 WHIP. The Padres rank near the bottom of the Majors in most offensive categories, and King Felix should shut them down in this one.

Prediction: Padres Team Total Under

First Five Innings Total Bet

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The under on the five-inning total is also a solid wager. Felix Hernandez should be able to shut down a struggling Padres lineup that is having issues scoring more than a couple of runs lately. Also, Padres’ starter Chris Paddack has allowed one or zero runs in three of his four starts on the season.

Prediction: Under

Written By Adam Rauzino

Adam has been a sports fanatic his entire life, closely following hockey, baseball, basketball and football. Adam enjoys analyzing various stats, as well as studying Sabermetrics and analytics to take his picks to a whole new level. Adam has a passion for writing about about various sports as well as personal finance. He graduated with a diploma in business marketing and business finance.