2010 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 19, 2010
San Diego at Chicago
Thursday 08/19 02:20 PM Eastern
3 units on San Diego -160 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
The San Diego Padres have 72 wins on the season - more than any NL team, and the 72 wins are just shy of the Yankees’ and Rays’ 74. The oddsmakers simply don't treat this team with the same respect that they do the Yankees, but the bottom line is that they have shown with their 72 wins to be just as good. They are not only good, they are hot as they are 9-1 in their last 10. So if the Yankees were here behind Sabathia what would the moneyline be? Much higher, but Matt Latos is having a much better year than Sabathia, with an ERA almost 1 run lower. The Padres are also 10-4 on the road behind Latos. The Cubs meanwhile, appear to have mailed it in at 4-17 in their last 21. I like San Diego here.