2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
June 22, 2008
Detroit at San Diego
Sunday 06/22 04:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit -120 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
It is hard to ignore what the Tigers are doing right now. It was what they were supposed to do all season, but now they are doing it as they are 11-3 over their last 14 games while averaging 5.5 runs per game in the process while giving up less than four per. Justin Verlander was 18-6 for a reason last season - he has great stuff. And because he hasn't shown it this season, the value is on him now as he has found his groove. Verlander allowed four runs or more in seven of his first eight starts, but has been terrific since allowing four runs just one time in his last seven! The Padres were hot for awhile, but stand 1-5 over their last six, mainly because they have faced some big offenses in the Tigers and the Yankees and they just don't score enough to handle big offensive teams. We will ride the Tigers for the win here.