Sports Betting - Sunday 21 August 2011 by

MLB Free Pick: Marlins vs. Padres Baseball Betting Lines

With nothing jumping out at us on the 2011 NFL Week Two Preseason landscape, we turn back to the MLB diamonds for our Free Pick tonight. In a rarity, we look to a couple of cellar dwelling teams as we being you baseball betting odds for the Florida Marlins visiting the San Diego Padres. Back the Friars at home as they have the pitching advantage in this one tonight!

MLB Free Pick: Marlins vs. Padres Baseball Betting Lines

MLB Free Pick: Marlins vs. Padres Baseball Betting Lines: San Diego sits at 57-70 and  is last in NL West, while Florida occupies the basement in NL East with a 57-68 record. The probable pitchers in this contest caught our eye as we scanned today’s MLB schedule.

First pitch for this Major League Baseballl betting action is slated for 8:35 PM ET on Saturday, August 20, 2011, from PETCO Park in sunny San Diego, California.

Marlins @ Padres MLB Probable Pitcher Preview

While we rarely like to wager on losing teams, we are making an exception here as the Padres send their ace to the bump in this contest tonight. Padres RHP Aaron Harang (11-3 4.08 ERA) has been a shining star, in an otherwise bleak sky, for San Diego this season.

Florida will counter with RHP Clay Hensley (1-4 4.53 ERA) who spent his first four years in MLB with the Padres. Hensley has not won since he pitched five innings, of one hit – shutout ball, against the New York Mets back on July 18, 2011, a Marlins 4-1 victory.

MLB Betting Lines: San Diego vs. Florida Free Pick

Tonight we look to the sportsbook at the JustBet online sports wagering website for our MLB betting lines. While the run line looks mighty tempting at +170, as does the OVER 7 runs, we are going to take the safer betting path tonight.

Padres vs. Marlins MLB Betting Lines

There isn’t a whole lot separating these two teams but the Padres have been the better team of late. San Diego has won four of their last six games including the first two contests in this four game series.

Florida has lost 14 of their last 16 and look like they have tossed in the towel on the 2011 MLB season.

San Diego has won six in a row against Florida, and 11 of the last 13 contests – including three straight home wins. With Harang on the hill, we’ll pad our sports betting bankroll with the Padres tonight!

Soak up the California sun and take the Padres over the Marlins at -125 on the JustBet Money Line!

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