2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
April 30, 2008
Houston at Arizona
Wednesday 04/30 03:40 PM Eastern
3 units on Houston +160 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
The D-Backs are now officially on the radar of the betting public. They are 19-8 after their loss last night. No other team has more than 16 wins and they lead the NL in runs scored and fewest runs allowed. It may just be time to fade this team. Shawn Chacon is not getting enough credit here. He has posted an excellent 2.45 ERA in five outings. On the road it's 1.29 ERA and over his last three starts he has gone 21 innings allowing just 16 hits, one HR and 4 earned runs! Most look at Houston's average of just 4.4 runs per game and see a team that can't hang with the mighty Diamondbacks. But we see an Astros team that has won seven of their last ten games, averaging 5.7 runs per game! At this price, we like the Stros in what is a very winnable game.