Betting Baseball, Marlins Fishing for Upset of Houston on ESPN


The Houston Astros are soaring, owning the best record in the Major Leagues and for those betting baseball, they are the second-best wager at +10.7 units, just behind Colorado.

After winning big four-game series at Yankee Stadium over the weekend, Houston will look to improve on 2-0 start in interleague play, heading to Miami for a three-game series, with the opener on ESPN tonight.	While not as hot at the Astros, I look to bettering recent 4-3  mark for MLB picks.

Pitching Matchup – Musgrove vs. Straily

Joe Musgrove (2-3, 5.02 ERA) has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start and it is of his own doing. Musgrove has low 90’s fastball, slider, cutter, curve and change-up. While the first three pitches are a notch above average, the 24-year started to have problems with home runs allowed in Triple-A and he’s given up eight in just under 38 innings of work covering eight starts. The key for the right-hander, when he has more ground ball outs than fly-ball outs, that will be good outing.

Daniel Straily (1-3, 4.03) is an odd starting pitcher. His fastball tops out at 89 MPH, his secondary pitches tell scouts – long reliever – yet he’s made 38 starts the past two years and has ERA under 4.00 and has 15-11 record.




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