2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
September 04, 2008
Oakland at Kansas City
Thursday 09/04 08:40 PM Eastern
4 units on Oakland +100 (moneyline) (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: loss
2 units on Oakland -110 (moneyline) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: loss
This is a matchup of two teams where the season can't end fast enough. Both finished August reaching the unsightly 20 loss plateau as neither team has been able to generate offense. How bad has it been for the A's to push across runs? The A's have managed just 126 runs in their last 45 games, resulting in 29 UNDERS to just 16 OVERS. The Royals’ offense hasn't fared much better as they have produced just 139 runs in their last 38 games or 3.65 runs a game. That has led to 25 UNDERS to 13 OVERS. The combined tally here is 83 games, 54 UNDERS to 29 OVERS. These teams have now met four times during their respective offensive droughts, resulting in four UNDERS. We will not buck the trend as the UNDER is the play here. We also like the A's here as Dana Eveland has some skewed numbers, as he has imploded a couple times distorting his ERA. Eveland has actually has allowed three runs or less in 19 of his 24 starts while Bannister has now given up 4+ in seven of his last 11. I like the A's and the UNDER here, and please note this is for GAME ONE.