Joe D'Amico's MLB 66% LV Strip Move Winner
Houston vs. Atlanta,
08/04/2012 19:10 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Point Spread: -1½/+105 Atlanta
Today's winner is Atlanta on the RUN LINE over Houston. This is my LV Strip Move Play.
Atlanta has won 9 of their L10, outscoring opponents 52-17 and bringing the team just 2 GB of Washington for the top spot in the NL East. The Braves took 3 of 4 vs. the Astro's this season to continue their domination over Houston. Going back to last season, Atlanta has beaten Houston eight of ten. Their offense is striding while their pitching is solid. Paul Maholm starts here. The LH is making his debut for Atlanta. Maholm won 5 straight with Chicago and will be looking for his 10th victory in 11 outings. Over his career, he is 12-6 when starting vs. Houston. The Astro's lost 29 of their L32, including 10 straight away from home. They own both the worst road record (10-45) and the worst overall mark (39-72) in Baseball. They rank 20th or worse in just a slew of offensive, defensive, and pitching categories. When a lineup has only one single batter near .300 and just three hitters reaching 10 HRs, opposing pitchers go into the contest brimming with confidence. They have Lucas Harrell going today. The RH has an 8-7 record TY, but is 2-6 with a 5.71 ERA on the road. The Astro's are 7-19 their L26 games played at the Braves, 9-44 their L53 games played on the road, and 0-4 in Harrell's L4 starts away from home. The Brave's are 8-1 their L9 games played at home, 23-9 their L32 games played following a win, and 20-7 their L27 overall games. Take Atlanta on the RUN LINE. Thank you.