2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
May 21, 2008
Chicago at Houston
Wednesday 05/21 08:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Houston +102 (moneyline) (risk 5 to return 5) RESULT: WIN
Shawn Chacon gave the Yankees a lift a few years ago when they fell in desparate need for a starter. It turned his career around, and this season for the Astros, he has pitched well enough to keep them in every game, to the point where he has not a single decision in nine starts, four of the last six being Astro wins. Sean Gallagher has become a starter out of need for the Cubs and his 8+ ERA last year out of the pen shows he isn't equipped for frontline duty. To get the Astros at home in plus territory, in a division-rivalry game, against a pitcher that really hasn't shown much is too good to pass up in terms of overall value, so we'll grab the home dog here.