2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
September 03, 2008
Houston at Chicago
Wednesday 09/03 08:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Houston +197 (moneyline) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
The Cubs have been a top team all season, but even top teams hit a rut and the Cubs have found a giant pothole as we head down the stretch. This is a team that went 11-15 from late June to late July, and they are heading in that direction again with four straight losses - all at home. The Astros meanwhile are under the radar at 26-11 in their last 37 games, having now won seven straight. Pitching has been the key, with 14 of the 26 wins coming with the opponent scoring two runs or less. The Astros have already beaten Dempster twice this season and for his career he has not fared well against them, posting a 5.24 lifetime ERA. This is a great spot for a big dog as we like the hot Astros here against a suddenly cold Cubs team.