2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
June 20, 2008
Detroit at San Diego
Friday 06/20 10:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Detroit +118 (moneyline) (risk 5 to return 5) RESULT: LOSS
The Tigers have won eight of their last nine games while the Pads have lost four in a row. Yes, Maddux "should" be better than rookie Eddie Bonine. But, the fact remains that Bonine is 1-0 while Maddux is 3-5. The problem for Maddux lies in run support. The Padres average just 3.7 runs per game at home. They are 2-7 in interleauge play, averaging 3.6 runs per game. In night games this season, they are averaging just 3.4 runs per game. Detroit is killing the ball as they have scored 5.9 runs per game on their winning run. The last three seasons, the Tigers are 14-1 vs. NL teams that average under 4.4 runs per game! They are 20-7 overall the past two seasons in interleague play and 12-1 after allowing under 3 runs in two straight games. San Diego is 2-11 this season after a close one-run loss. We like the dog here.