2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 13, 2008
Tampa Bay at Oakland
Wednesday 08/13 10:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Tampa Bay +124 (moneyline) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
This game doesn't make a lot of sense to us. The Rays are for real, and with just 40 or so games left, a fade is not likely. Once a part of wildcard talk and discussions the A’s sent Harden to the NL, and sent their fans home disappointed in 21 of their last 25 games. So now they are favored by a decent margin over the second-best team in the AL? It is only happening because the cap says Rays. If it said Boston or New York, with the record of the Rays, what would be the moneyline here? That is exactly why there is value here! It may also be because of Justin Duchscherer who has a 2.51 ERA, but that hasn't been made recently. He has never worked more than 96 innings in a big league uniform, and his total has reached 132. Since he reached the 100-inning mark his ERA went from 1.82 to 4.83! Do you think he is hitting the wall? We do, and we will ride the Rays with a load of value in this one.