2010 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 06, 2010
Texas at Oakland
Friday 08/06 10:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total UNDER 7 -130 (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
Any time they hand the ball to Cliff Lee, you’re going to get a quality start and he is going to eat a lot of innings. The bullpen really becomes a non-factor when he takes the mound. Lee, in his last nine starts, has needed the bullpen to work just 2.2 innings. Needless to say with an ERA of under 3, don't expect much from the A's here. Dallas Braden has done his best work at home where he owns a 3.17 ERA, so the Rangers won't be digging in for any big innings here either. When facing lefthanders on the road, the Rangers have been 27-9-1 to the UNDER in their last 37. The A's are 23-9 to the UNDER in Braden's last 32 starts at home. I'll play this one to stay UNDER the total.