2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
June 24, 2008
Texas at Houston
Tuesday 06/24 08:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Texas +107 (moneyline) (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: LOSS
The Rangers have long been a team that has struggled on the road. They started the season 5-10 on the after posting a 28-53 road mark last season. Combined over 96 games that left them at 33-63 - hardly a team worth backing, but things have changed. This is an improved team with a deep, productive lineup that can win with their bats and have gotten some better pitching as well. The result is a 15-11 road tally in their last 26. While Texas has turned the corner Houston has floundered for nearly a month. The Astros have been a woeful 5-18 in their last 23, and haven't posted back-to-back wins in over a month. Hard to ignore the Rangers improved road play, combined with Houston's poor showing over the last month. This set up gives us the Rangers as a very live dog here.