Currently falling off the wagon quickly, my record is down to 11-16 after an atrocious showing on my part Friday. I'm off the over/under for this week, moving back to the run lines, so let's get back to it, hopefully I can salvage my record this week.
The Astros take on the Braves tonight at Sun Trust Stadium. Astros are the 1.5 run favorite and against Bartolo Colon at ballpark where the baseball flies the Astros are a lock to win. I'd be surprised if this one didn't get ugly quick, don't get me wrong I love Bart and he's been great for 20 years, but his time has come. Astros lineup is stacked, look for the bats to explode tonight. Might as well take the over while you're at it, it's set at 8.5 runs, and the Astros will score more than that by themselves probably. Easy money on this game as long as Charlie Morton doesn't have a complete meltdown for the Astros.
Twins are somehow a 1.5 run underdog against the White Sox tonight, you'll regret it if you don't take them. Mike Pelfrey, one of the worst pitchers in the MLB is going to get rocked by the Twins. Even without Sano in the lineup tonight the Twins will manage to put up runs against such an atrocious pitcher. Hector Santiago takes the bump for the Twins, let me tell you this guy is sneaky good. He hasn't been healthy very often in his career, however when he is he's super effective. He's been to an all star game, clearly he's more than capable. Twins win outright tonight, not taking them with a 1.5 run cushion would be foolish.
This man right here is the reason why you should take the Tigers tonight. Verlander got off to a rough start this season, however he found his stuff in his last start, and I expect him to carry it over to this start. D-Backs been going through a rough stretch, expect that to continue as well. The starting pitching for Arizona just isn't good, when they're outmatched like they are tonight it's going to be real tough for them. With Miggy back in the lineup for the Tigers they'll keep improving tonight as he continues to try and find his groove along with the rest of the lineup. Tigers win soundly in this one, so them as a 1.5 run underdog is a steal. That's 3 for 3 tonight, I've never been more confident in my picks.