Posted: 4/13/2012 10:51:40 AM
Solid Thursday on the diamond, looking to keep things going in a positive direction..
Boston Red Sox -120 (8.8 units to win 7.33)
Probably contradicting myself by looking to move in a "positive direction" and backing a team seemingly headed the other way. I am not worried one bit about the Red Sox this season, nor Beckett for that matter. This team will be relevant down the stretch and I am eyeing a future on them to win the AL East. More on that later, but as for today, I love the price I'm getting on Beckett and, in my opinion, a better team in their home opener. In his BoSox career, Beckett is 5-0 with a 2.41 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in personal home openers. His only bad home start was in 2010 against the Yankees. Sure he got rocked in his first start this yeer, but he's done this before. In 2008 and 2011 Beckett was hit hard in his first start on the road, only to come back and look dominant in his next start at home. In the bounce starts of 2008 and 2001, Beckett is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 0.60 WHIP.
Lots more to come...