2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
July 05, 2008
Toronto at Los Angeles
Saturday 07/05 09:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Los Angeles -1.5 runs +177 (runline) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: LOSS
We have a top pitching matchup in Anaheim tonight with Halladay matching up against Lackey. The Jays have really struggled on the road as they are just 3-12 in their last 15, while the Angels have been a hot team as they have gone 20-10 over their last 30. As good as Halladay is, John Lackey has been almost unhittable this season. Lackey has allowed just six runs in his last six starts, but more important is that he pitches deep into games where the pen has allowed just two runs in those last six starts as well. We think that with the struggling Jays’ offense and if the Angels can get to three runs, which has happened in 12 of 18 of Halladay's starts, the Angels have a good chance here. Jays’ opponents also have gotten to four runs against them in half of Halladay's starts. At nearly 2 to 1 odds we like the value in the runline here.