2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
May 17, 2008
Oakland at Atlanta
Saturday 05/17 07:10 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 8 +100 (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
Rich Harden faces Tim Hudson here in a classic pitcher's duel. But, we like this game to go OVER the low total. There is no doubt that Hudson has been amazing, but Harden's good overall ERA of 3.68 hides some problems. He's lasted just 4.9 innings per start and he's had some serious control issues walking 11 batters in 14.7 frames. On the road his ERA is 5.58. The Braves are terrible one the road, but are awesome at home where they are 15-4 thanks to an average of 5.9 runs per game. They should have success against Harden. Oakland is scoring 5.2 runs per game against RHP and should get enough runs here to push it OVER the posted total of eight.