HOUSTON, Texas (RUSHPRNEWS) AUGUST 28, 2008–The Houston Astros, (66-66 SU, 74-58 RL, 57-70-5 O/U) got a fine performance from starter Wandy Rodriguez in Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, (58-74 SU, 55-76 RL, 57-65-9 O/U), but have an excellent opportunity to get back n the win column tonight.
Houston can snap their modest two-game losing streak tonight by sending staff ace Roy Oswalt, (11-9, 4.23 ERA) to the mound tonight as he looks to win his seventh straight start against the Reds.The right-handed Oswalt allowed three runs on four hits in eight innings in his last start as Houston lost 3-0 to the New York Mets on Friday night.
The Reds will counter with veteran right-hander Josh Fogg (2-6, 7.66), who has dropped four consecutive decisions and allowed three runs and four hits in four innings as Cincinnati lost 3-2 to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.
Each team is 4-6 in their last ten contests in the BetUS Sportsbook.
Here is a look at tonight’s key online sports wagering trends followed by my analysis and MLB betting Free Picks:
Athletics to Face Playoff Hungry Twins
Zambrano Behind Enemy Lines against Snell
Can Cliff Lee Stop the Angels Juggernaut?
Griffey’s New Team, White Sox, Visit Minnesota
Nationals to Prey on Cubbies Again? The Reds are 1-4 in Fogg’s last 5 starts vs. National League Central.
The Reds are 1-4 in Fogg’s last 5 road starts.
The Astros are 5-1 in Oswalt’s last 6 starts.
The Astros are 5-1 in Oswalt’s last 6 starts on grass.
Over is 5-0 in Fogg’s last 5 starts following a team loss in their previous game.
The Under is 6-2 in Oswalt’s last 8 starts during game 2 of a series.
Analysis: I think this pick is as simple as it gets BetUS MLB bettors. The Astros are the easy pick with Roy Oswalt on the mound tonight facing the struggling Reds starter Josh Fogg. Take the Astros to cruise to victory tonight MLB bettors.
MLB Free Picks: Astros 5 Reds 2
Cincinnati Reds +1Â½ -120
Josh Fogg -R +230
Houston Astros – 1Â½ -140
Roy Oswalt -R -280
Over 8Â½ -120
Under 8Â½ Ev
NEWS SOURCE: BETUS.COM