2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks

June 20, 2008


Miami at Oakland

Friday 06/20 10:05 PM Eastern

3 units on Miami +180 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3)  RESULT: LOSS

Both of these teams have overachieved on the season and bring identical 39-33 records into this matchup. The Marlins’ offense has been a big surprise as they have produced just under five runs a game. The Marlins have held serve on the road hovering around the .500 mark while the A's have won at home they haven't shown any kind of dominance. The offense has been limited to one run or less over five of their last 12, and it seems to be the sticking point to this team’s ability to rise higher. It shows up the most in the fact that Rich Harden, who has been great, has pitched to five no decisions in nine starts, showing the glaring weakness of the A's inconsistent offense. The Marlins have plated four or more runs in 15 of their last 19 games which against a struggling offensive team keeps them in games. A little too much to be laying regardless of the presence of Harden. The Marlins have already posted wins over the likes of Martinez, Haren, Webb, Oswalt, Hamels and Hudson this season, so at this price there is certainly lots of value, so they get the nod here.


2008 Recent Results

Wins Losses Units
11 5 +3.72

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