Wednesday, June 09, 2010

MLB Wednesday

SF Giants at Cincinnati Reds
Love both of these teams, not as a fan, money line seem to feel the same. Giants will go with Jonathan Sanchez, he has been money on the road 3 quality starts out of 5 with hair above 1.00 WHIP. On the home front, Aaron Harang who is eating innings as usual, but bottom of ranks in rotation. He comes off a ND in Washington with Reds taking the loss in a game where he failed to reach 6 innings for the first time in over a month. Although Reds are bleeding with their veteran on the hill, handicappers know it and June suites better for Giants than Reds, I rather take the game after a shut out situation for Reds at home. Also a bounce back spot for Harang. Giants after 3 or more wins in a row has dismal win percentage and they are on the road.

CINCINNATI REDS -114 for 1 unit(W)

Pittsburgh Pirates at Washington Nationals

All this movement here has caught my attention. I understand the Bucks suck on the road, what are they 9-20 away?, and they will test the water with Brad Lincoln the triple A call-up, but lets look at what we know at this level. Nats going with Lannan. He is among the money makers of the rotation and even with sub .500 record, 2-3, his team has logged 6-5 with 3-1 record at home. The Bucks woeful road record is coupled with 2-7 record against NL East. OK this is bad why in the world would you take the Pirates? Did you know despite their 23-35 record they are Black in money? Also these two teams match up close with Bucks slight edge and the money line is moving away. Lannan has not been quality at home, he's logged only one, and 4.91 ERA with 1.68 WHIP. Give me the Pirates for FIRST 5 INNINGS.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES *First 5 Innings +129 for 1 unit(PUSH)

Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics

Joe Sanders will take the ball and he is rolling right now, 3-1 in last 5 lowered his ERA to 3.24, going for more. He's also 10-4 career against the A's. Top it off Dallas Braden for the A;s have not won since throwing a perfect game on May 9th. But give him credit at home with 6 quality starts out of 7, 2.61 ERA and 0.85 WHIP. What this match up holds for Dallas and the A's are the O/U 1-6 and these two teams match up UNDER at better than 60% in Oakland. So I look for good pitching and maybe for this line to move up 0.5 runs, but I'll go ahead with the current 8.

UNDER 8 at +111 for 1 unit(PUSH)

How often do you see 2 pushes out of 3. Six published winners in a row. Like that?

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