MLB Picks: San Diego Padres vs. Seattle Mariners

Jeff GrantContributor IMay 27, 2013

MLB Picks: San Diego Padres vs. Seattle Mariners

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    San Diego Padres starting pitcher Clayton Richard has won both of his career road starts against the Seattle Mariners, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Monday as the two teams open up a two-game series.

    Sports bettors will find that the Padres are plus-105 underdogs in the pro baseball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 8.5 in the betting market.

    Let's take a closer look at this interleague matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

San Diego Padres

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    The San Diego Padres are 4-6 in their last 10 games. They will look to bounce back from Sunday's 6-5 setback to the Arizona Diamondbacks as plus-161 road underdogs.

    MLB handicappers will find that the Padres are 9-12 against American League West opponents over the last two-plus seasons.

Seattle Mariners

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    The Seattle Mariners snapped a season-high eight-game losing streak on Sunday, picking up a 4-3 extra-innings victory over the Texas Rangers as minus-125 home favorites.

    Starting pitcher Aaron Harang went 2-1 with a 3.09 ERA in six starts versus the San Diego Padres last season as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the San Diego Padres as one of their MLB picks on Monday, as they've won in Clayton Richard's last five interleague starts.

    MLB Pick: San Diego Padres +105

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