MLB - Houston at Texas (8:35 PM ET – MLB TV)

Home
Internet baseball betting
Links
Sitemap
MLB Live Odds

Online MLB Betting




MLB - Houston at Texas (8:35 PM ET – MLB TV)


2007-06-22

With the exception of the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, it has not been a great year for sports in the great state of Texas over the last 12 months, particularly for the baseball bettingteams.

The Dallas Cowboys lost their last two regular season games and had Tony Romo’s botched hold on a playoff game winning field goal, sending Bill Parcells to exit left. The Dallas Mavericks were adorned the crown for nearly four months before being unceremoniously kicked to the curb in the first round of the postseason. Even the defending collegiate football champion Longhorns failed to live up to expectations. This brings us to baseball bettingwhere we have one more rematch of interleague play between Houston and Texas.

The Astros can to this point thank Cincinnati for playing worse baseball bettingthan they have, otherwise they could easily be in the cellar of the National League Central. If one prefers to see the glass as half full as opposed to half empty, take away Houston’s 10-game losing streak in May and they are a .500 team. Unfortunately, much like the guy at the golf course who claims he would have broke 40 if not for the 10 on one hole, those losses still count.

Texas had renewed hope this season hiring Ron Washington as manager to replace noted dour faced Buck Showalter. The Rangers players were in agreement Washington was great hire being their favorite coach of all the opposing teams they faced in the American League. One thing the stubborn Texas players didn’t count on was straight talk from the new skipper who wanted to see them play a different way and started butting heads once the season started. This has all lead to Texas being the worst team in the AL and one of the worst bets in baseball betting. (-12.7 units)

The series opener in Arlington has two veteran pitchers really trying to find their way in 2007. Woody Williams left the comforts of pitchers paradise in San Diego, with its expansive Grand Canyon-like outfield and heavy ocean breezes for his hometown of Houston. While the comforts of home are great, the 3-9 record with 5.50 ERA fits him like a pair of Rudy Tomjonovich basketball shorts. Williams at this stage of his career has lost the bite on his breaking stuff and is leaving everything up. His 102 hits in just over 88 innings tell part of the story and his lack of velocity explains why he has surrendered a team high 15 home runs. Williams has unfortunately done his part of -2.65 units contributing to -13.4 overall.

Kevin Millwood won his last time out, being his first victorious decision since April 13. Millwood struck out a season high 10 batters but did yield two dingers, bring his season total to an even dozen. Millwood was given a good size contract and his fly ball tendencies have proven deadly at Ameriquest Field, with a poor ERA last season and Gucci-priced number this season of 9.86. Being 7-21 against the money line as an underdog the last two seasons, Texas has hope as a favorite in the opener with 23-9 record at home with a money line of -100 to -125 since the beginning of the 2006 season.




Internet baseball betting

Click here to read latest MLB news