2010 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
September 17, 2010
Texas at Seattle
Friday 09/17 10:10 PM Eastern
4 units on Texas -110 (moneyline) (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: loss
2 units on Game Total UNDER 6 -110 (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: win
At first glance, this game shows Felix Hernandez on the hill for the Mariners. Hernandez has been special this season pitching to a 2.39 ERA. That is the good news. The bad news is that the Mariners, despite his best efforts, are 11-16 in his last 27 outings, mainly because this team simply has no offense. Texas will be going with C.J. Wilson, who has a pretty good arm of his own. Wilson has a 3.25 ERA on the season, but better than that, he has an offense that can score a few runs. The combo of Wilson's solid pitching, and the Rangers’ offensive attack, puts Wilson at the top of baseball in money won as a starter, as the Rangers are 22-7 in his 29 starts and +13.42 units. I'll go with Texas in this one. The Rangers enter this one with a 19-6-1 mark to the UNDER when facing a pitcher with a WHIP of under 1.15, and are 18-11 to the UNDER when Wilson starts. I like the Rangers and the UNDER here.