2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
October 01, 2008
Los Angeles at Chicago
Wednesday 10/01 06:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 7.5 -110 (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
The NL post season opens in Chicago where the Cubs seek a World Series title in the hopes of breaking the 100 year drought. It will be Ryan Dempster of the Cubs against Derek Lowe of the Dodgers. Although this matchup looks like a pitchers duel, strong evidence supports otherwise. The Dodgers are 25-12 to the OVER against a pitcher with an ERA of 3.00 or less over the last two seasons. The Cubs have been 20-10 to the OVER against a pitcher with an ERA of 3.50 or less this season. That makes for a combined 45-22 pointing to the OVER, so I will play this one to go over the total.