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All good things must come to an end. And all bad things, hopefully, come to an end as well.
With winning streaks and losing streaks on the line tonight, let's take a look at the odds of these teams extending or falling flat.
Game 1: San Diego Padres (+132) @ Seattle Mariners (-138), 6:40 p.m. EST
The San Diego Padres have dominated the Seattle Mariners so far this season -- three games played, three wins for the Padres. On Wednesday, the Padres will go for the season sweep of the Mariners at Safeco Field. The main culprit in this series has been the Mariners inability to hit, scoring just five total runs in the three games. To compound the issue, Seattle went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position while stranding nine on base last night. The numbers say they're bound to get a timely hit and get a win against the last-place Padres, especially with their home-road splits; the Mariners are 41-23 at home while the Padres are almost an exact flip at 31-43 on the road.
Mariners starter Wade LeBlanc also has good statistics at Safeco Field this season, going 6-2 with a 3.63 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. However, Padres starter Joey Lucchesi has the head-to-head advantage, nabbing a win and a season-high nine strikeouts while giving up just one run in 6 2/3 innings in his only start against Seattle this season.
Game 2: Washington Nationals (+118) @ Philadelphia Phillies (-132), 8:05 p.m. EST
This game pits a team that has won four games in a row against a team that has lost four in a row; something has to give here. The Nationals are the hot team right now and will send an even hotter pitcher to the mound in Stephen Strasburg. The big righty has given up exactly two runs in each of his last three starts, including a win over the Phillies on Aug. 27. He has also owned Philadelphia in his career, going 11-2 with a 2.50 ERA in 23 career starts with an even better 1.62 ERA with a 4-0 record at Citizens Bank Park.
On the other side of the coin, the Phillies send their ace and stopper to the mound in an attempt to end their losing streak. Cy Young candidate Aaron Nola, vying for his fourth win in five starts against the Nationals this season, has put up a 1.26 ERA and 30 strikeouts in those appearances. Nola also dominates at home, going 9-1 with a 2.21 ERA in 14 starts, making him a good candidate to start a new streak for the Phils.
$10 Parlay Payout (Streaks Extended: SD + WAS) = $40.58
$10 Parlay Payout (Streak Stoppers: SEA + PHI) = $20.31
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