BallinChad’s Best Sports Bet May 19th 2013
Once again the Pacers proved on their home court why they were the superior team in all fundamental aspects of the game. If it wasn’t for the Knicks heating up from downtown for a while this game would have been a wipeout and less of a sweat job late. Nonetheless, we can never complain when a winner is cashed getting back over .500 to 21-20 -0.05 Units
With all the great playoff action taking place tomorrow I am finding it hard to find a game that I really like which means we will shift focus to the diamond. MLB: UNDER 7 -115 Washington Nationals (Dan Haren)/San Diego Padres (Andrew Cashner)
What we have here is two struggling offenses going up against two pitchers in great form. The Nats offense has scored 3 runs or less in 11 of their 16 games in the month of May. They are now going up against a young upstart Andrew Cahsner whose been outstanding this year with a 2.24 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, sure he’s only had 5 starts but only once has he given up more then 2 ER. Look for that to continue.
As per usual the Padres offense continues to struggle with their weak hitting line up. This should be no different today at Petco where Haren is familiar with the stadium having pitched in the NL West for many years back when he was with the Snakes. After a poor start to the year where he gave up 6 ER in his first start since then only once has he given up more then 3 ER in any start. In his last 4 has gone at least 6 IP and 3 of those 4 starts given up 2 ER or less. Look for him to contain the Friars bats who have scored 3 or less in 4 of their past 6.
This rubber match should produce a low scoring 3-2 or 2-1 type of ball game.
Additional Strong Leans
Philadelphia Phillies +116 (Joe Pettibone) vs. Cincinnati Reds (Homer Bailey)
St. Louis Cardinals -125 (Gast) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Kyle Lohse)
UNDER 7 +111 Washington Nationals (Dan Haren)/San Diego Padres (Andrew Cashner)
Cleveland Indians -108 (Justin Masterson) vs. Seattle Mariners (Felix Hernandez) & UNDER 7 +110
New York Yankees -128 (CC Sabathia) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (RA Dickey)
Picks by Ballinchad for bethubb.com