2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
May 18, 2008
Washington at Baltimore
Sunday 05/18 01:35 PM Eastern
5 units on Baltimore -140 (moneyline) (risk 5 to return 5) RESULT: LOSS
Baltimore goes for the sweep and we love them to get it. Is anyone playing better than the O's right now? They have won four straight and seven of eight. A win here gives them two straight sweeps (the other against the Red Sox). They are averaging 5.6 runs per game over those seven wins. They face a rookie in this game and despite a solid overall ERA (3.74), Lannan has allowed 4+ runs in three starts already. The Nats are just 8-15 on the road this season and they are averaging just 3.7 runs per game against RHP. Baltimore is 14-6 at home and riding momentum. Washington has really struggled in expected low-scoring games. The past two seasons they are just 15-49 when the game total is under nine! This season when Baltimore is off 2+ straight home games, they are 11-4. We like them to get the sweep here.