The Seattle Mariners (39-42) enter Monday’s matchup with the San Diego Padres (47-34) after their 3-1 series win over the Athletics. The Padres, coming out of a series loss against the Dodgers, are listed as the -179 favorite for Game 1. The series begins in Petco Park. Which starts at 6:40 PM ET. Sean Mania drives the mound to San Diego while Chris Flexon is Seattle’s starter for the competition.
Computer Predictions for Padres vs Mariners
After taking a look at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Mariners on Moneyline at +153. Our computer forecasts the scoring to a total of 8 runs.
Our Computer Pick: Seattle Mariners (+153) and Under (8)
Padres starter Shaun Mane
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The Padres are sending Mane (3-3) to the mound for the 15th start of the season. He is 3-3 with 3.92 epochs and 89 strikes in 85 innings.
In his most recent appearance on Wednesday, the lefty threw 6 2/3 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks, conceding three earned runs while surrendering three hits.
Trying to continue the quality start of the second game
In 14 games this season, the 30-year-old has an ERA of 3.92 with 9.4 strikes per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .212 against them.
Mania is trying to continue the quality debut of other games in this game.
Mania Makes its Third Straight Start
Mania will try to make five or more innings for his third straight start. He averages 6.0 frames per outing. He will take the hill as a unit against the killing of the Mariners offense .233 (24th in MLB). It is also sluggish in the collective .381 (18th in MLB) with 84 home runs (16th in MLB).
Among the pitchers who have qualified in MLB action this season, the 30-year-old is 44th in ERA (3.92), 29th in WHIP (1.141), and 16th in K/9 (9.4).
Mariners Starter Chris Flexon
The Mariners will hand the ball to Flexon (4-8) for the 16th start of the season.
The right-hander dropped three earned runs against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday and allowed seven hits in 6 2/3 innings.
The 28-year-old has an ERA of 4.32, 2 strike-to-walk ratios, and a whip of 1.428 in 15 matches this season.
He has started this season well six times in 15 starts.
Flexon will attempt to pitch five or more innings for his eighth consecutive start. The Padres are ranked 15th in MLB this season with a batting average of .241. He has a team slugging percentage that ranks 24th in the league (.377) and 67 home runs.