- By: Joe Sheehan
- On: 4/17/2010 9:32:00 AM
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Florida +252. The Phillies jumped out to a big lead against Anibal Sanchez, then held their breath in the ninth inning as their middle relief allowed the tying run to get to the plate before Ryan Madson ended the threat.
Busy day today:
Houston +131, one unit. Color me not bought in just yet on the return of Tom Gorzelanny, who has been quite effective as a Cub. As bad as the Astros are, however, you have to see getting plus money with Roy Oswalt against the righty-heavy Cubs and Gorzelanny as a play.
Texas/New York (AL) over 9.5 (+105), one unit. I'm fading Scott Feldman heavily this season, as his 2009 was a fluke peak season; his starts aren't going to be listed at 9.5 for much longer. Throw in two teams that hit fly balls in a park that rewards the practice, and the plus money, and this is a clear play.
New York (NL) -105, one unit. When Johan Santana pitches, the Mets are a much, much better team than when other guys pitch. Posting this game as pick 'em factors in those other days a bit too heavily. Also, the Cardinals may be a bit overrated off a strong start against a somewhat weak slate of opponents.
Los Angeles (NL) +150, one unit. The Giants aren't very good, and even Tim Lincecum's presence leaves me thinking 3-2 on the home team and the better team is the right play. Charlie Haeger struck out a dozen men last time out, a good sign for his chances against the free-swinging Giants.
Cleveland +111, one unit. Jake Peavy hasn't done nearly enough outside of Petco Park to warrant being a road favorite against a team deep in left-handed hitters. I'm higher on the Indians than most because of those lefty bats, and getting to back Jake Westbrook against all the Sox righties at plus money is a bonus.
Florida -103, two units. Ricky Nolasco as a small dog to Jamie Moyer. I'll take two, thanks.