Texas (Perez) at Los Angeles (Weaver) -110 O/U 8.5
Texas' Martin Perez delivered a quality start last time out by going 6 innings and allowing only two earned runs against Seattle. It however wasn't as smooth a showing as the statline indicated. Here's what Texas manager Jeff Banister had to say about Perez's performance: "Couldn't quite find the rhythm, it looked like. Always pitching in traffic. He had a tough time finding the range with his breaking ball." Note that Perez walked four and fanned a modest three during that outing. LA's Jered Weaver is turning into a science experiment: How long can he tolerate the pain in his back and arm and how slow can he toss his fastball. Of course Weaver claims his stuff is "close" to returning and on his better days, he can still junk it up enough to get through five or six innings. That doesn't mean that he's still not one of the weakest starters in baseball at this point. With two so-so starting pitchers, bettors should also be aware of what could take place in the late innings. To our benefit, both bullpens have been less than stellar. They've already combined to allow six home runs and 24 earned runs in 36 innings. The ball in Anaheim has a tendency to travel better during the day which also gives us a shot at a few home runs. All signs point towards the game going over.