Andrew’s ‘Pick Of The Day’ (D’backs/Padres)

August 01, 2007 |

If you’re a regular listener of "The Fighting Ungers" you’ve heard Marc call me an idiot on more than one occasion. Well, I wasn’t such an idiot yesterday as my play on St. Louis worked out quite nicely. My track record as a sports bettor is pretty solid. Maybe I’m an idiot savant.

Today I’m playin’ the OVER 8 IN THE PADRES/D’BACKS.

Here’s why:

Both Owings and Wells have some ugly numbers lately, so both the Arizona and San Diego bats could easily awaken tonight. Tuesday’s game between Arizona and San Diego stayed beneath the number, but we should see some more offense this evening.

Owings has a poor 6.92 ERA and 1.77 WHIP his last three starts, and he has an even worse 7.23 ERA and 1.74 WHIP in eight road starts for the season. Meanwhile, Wells has an awful 10.13 ERA and 2.10 WHIP his last three starts. Wells has seen six of 10 career starts vs. Arizona finish above the number, including a 10-5 slugfest most recently.

Additionally, we find the Over at a profitable 13-6 this season when the Padres have played a game with an over/under line of either eight or 8.5. Play the Over tonight as both hurlers continue to struggle.

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