2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 15, 2008
n/a at Houston
Friday 08/15 08:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Houston +134 (moneyline) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: LOSS
The Astros are a team that is on fire right now as they notched their eighth straight win last night, and have now won 16 of their last 19 games. The Astros’ offense has been explosive, producing 6.1 runs a game this 19-game stretch. They have produced runs against some very top-notch pitching as they tallied a game total of 12 against Lincecum and the Giants, seven against Rich Harden and the Cubs, five against Johan Santana and the Mets. They also plated seven against Pedro Martinez and five against Edinson Volquez, so they have been scoring against the top pitchers in the league, and they will get one today in Brandon Webb. These odds are way too high based on how the Astros have hit even the elite pitchers, and how hot the team is right now, so we will grab them as a live home dog here.