2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
July 12, 2008
Chicago at Texas
Saturday 07/12 07:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Texas +1.5 runs -165 (runline) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: LOSS
The White Sox have everyone's attention sitting atop the AL Central at 14 games over .500. That margin has been mostly generated by their recent 20-4 run at home. The problem is that within that run have come 16 road games which have shown them winning just four of 16 games, and two of those four wins by a single run. That puts the value on the Rangers runline here as the Sox have managed just a 2-14 mark in this road situation over their last 16, and have now dropped back-to-back road games. This Texas offense has been lethal at home and is getting better. They have produced 162 runs in their last 24 home games or 6.75 runs a game, so getting them at +1.5 runs against a team struggling on the road is where the value lies, so we'll take the Rangers on the runline.