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9/19/2005 Monday's MLB Picks (3)
Yesterday was rough as we saw the Yankees banged up with injuries and the Orioles blow that game against the D'Rays.
Cleveland Indians +101 over Chicago White Sox (2.0 Units)
I have seen this line anywhere from -110 to +105 for the Indians. The public will be all over the Indians. They should be as we see a White Sox team that is frankly struggling to score runs. They are barely winning games if at all. Three of their past 4 wins dating back almost 2 weeks have been 2-1, 2-1 and 1-0. They are simply not getting it done offensively. The Indians, on the other hand, are stroking the bats as good as you can expect. Riding the Indians momentum and seeing them extremely confident off a sweep against the Royals, we like these Indians getting the win tonight.
Pittsburgh Pirates +200 over Houston Astros (1.0 Units)
That's right, we are going up against the Rocket. One of two things can happen, the Rocket will pitch lights out or he will struggle. We actually think he might struggle despite being so great on the road. His last start was right after news of his mother's passing and he pitched great. His team's bats came alive as well. This is the team's first road game since that news as well as his next start. The team might falter and with the +200, we are taking the odds. We actually think these Pirates should be +150 here.
Pittsburgh Pirates - Houston Astros OVER (1.0 Units)
I am taking the over in this game. The Pirates and the Astros have been smacking the bats pretty well. With Clemens on the mound, we expect a low total. If Ian Snell messes up and the Astros score a lot of runs, we would lose our play on the Pirates but win this one. I do expect the Astros to score as they have been playing well and are in pace for the Wild Card but I also expect the Pirates to score as well. Take the over on this low total.
September 19, 2005 Free Picks