2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
May 02, 2008
Texas at Oakland
Friday 05/02 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Texas +135 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
The Rangers are sneaking under the radar after their poor start. Look out but they have won two straight and we like their chances at getting to three in a row for the first time this season. While most will look at their average offense over the course of the year, we note that over their past seven games they have scored 6.0 runs per game. Versus the Twins on Sunday Vicente Padilla pitched a complete game giving up just seven hits and no runs. He's opposed by Joe Blanton who is just 2-4 thus far. Over the past three seasons, the Rangers are 15-8 vs. teams that outscore their opponent sby 1+ runs per game. Oakland is just 11-18 over that span vs. teams that are at .380 or worse. Texas is also 12-6 the past two seasons after allowing 3 or less runs last game. We think there is currently value on the Rangers and we'll look to grab it while it exists.