Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach
MLB Sunday Free Pick San Diego Padres Money Line (+) @ Chicago White Sox @ 2:10 ET
Tremendous line value here. Yes, the Padres certainly aren’t a powerhouse but the White Sox had lost 9 of their last 11 games before just getting by San Diego in a tight one-run win yesterday. The ChiSox appear to have a huge pitching edge on the mound here but when you dig a little deeper you see something different. The White Sox will have Jose Quintana on the mound and his strikeout numbers were down in his most recent start even though he faced the free-swinging Orioles. Also, he gave up 9 hits and 3 walks in only 5 innings of work.
As for the Padres Jered Weaver, certainly his overall numbers do not impress but he has actually pitched better away from San Diego this season. Surprisingly he has a 1.15 WHIP away from home in his 4 road starts this season! Also, confidence means a lot in sports and Weaver is 12-2 with a 1.89 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in his 15 career starts against the White Sox. In NFL you’ll hear the expression “On any given Sunday” when someone refers to the potential of an upset. This is certainly one of those situations (MLB style) because the Padres and Weaver offer great odds here considering the upset potential they have here.
Free Pick on San Diego Padres +180 on the money line early Sunday. Best of luck, Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach