2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
June 03, 2008
Cleveland at Texas
Tuesday 06/03 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Texas -129 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: win
3 units on Texas -1.5 runs +132 (runline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: win
We were on Texas in game one of this series yesterday as they lost big. Tonight we like their chances of returning the favor and evening the series. Sure, the Indians exploded last night for 13 runs. But let's look at the reality of this offense. They are averaging just 3.8 runs per game on the road this season. Texas put up 9 last night. That's more indicative of what we can expect from them as tehy average 5.9 per game at home. Is it more likely that Cleveland or Texas will get that kind offense again in game two? Right - Texas. Two untested pitchers go here as the Indians turn to Tom Mastny here who in two appearances gave up two earned runs in less than two innings. The Rangers counter with A.J. Murray who has given up the same two earned runs but in 5.3 innings pitched. Cleveland is just 11-18 this season vs. losing teams and we don't see them getting two in a row.