2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
May 05, 2008
Boston at Detroit
Monday 05/05 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit +108 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
Detroit is motivated. After their sweep at the hands of the Twins, Jum Leyland promised "major changes" to his lineup. We like their chances here at home, even facing the hot Daisuke. Detroit is 17-5 the past two seasons vs. pitchers who give up under 6 hits per game. Bonderman has pitched well, posting a 3.11 ERA in his last three starts. Backing up these starters are a Detroit bullpen with a 2.96 home ERA and a Boston pen with a 5.85 road ERA. The Tigers are averaging 5.7 runs per game at home this season while Boston is averaging only 3.9 per game on the road. Detroit has a winning record as an underdog the past two seasons and we like them here in that role.