2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 14, 2008
Tampa Bay at Oakland
Thursday 08/14 03:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Tampa Bay -138 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
Until there is a NY logo or a B logo on the caps of the Rays, this team will continue to offer value. If the Red Sox or the Yankees were on the road represented by a 72-47 record, this moneyline would be substantially higher than this. Oakland remains a team that has become hitless, and has bred loss after loss, after maintaining wildcard thoughts for the first half of the season. The A's have sunk to new lows and the end looks likely in October when the golf clubs replace the baseball bats. The A's are just 4-22 over their last 26 games and have truly mailed it in. This is an offense that hasn't been north of four runs scored in 15 consecutive games. Worse than that, they have produced just two runs or less in 11 of the last 15. You aren’t going to find the win column with that kind of offensive production. The Rays have even begun to win on the road where they have now cashed eight of their last 12, and we will ride the value in this one and take the Rays over the A's on the road.