By Tomi Rantanen

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AccuScore Selection #1:

Houston Astros +110 (@ Los Angeles Angels)
Jared Weaver vs Roberto Hernandez

Arguably the most surprising team so far in the season, Houston Astros will try to add another road win to their quite impressive column. The Astros have lost only two of their 13 games on the road and already beat the Angels last night in a close affair. Jared Weaver is starting for the home team and he hasn’t had the easiest of seasons so far,indeed the Angels are 0-5 when he’s starting. Roberto Hernandez on the other hand has been solid and is predicted to have at least a decent game. Houston is a likely winner in AccuScore simulations at 55.2% which would set the odds at -123 mark. As the oddsmakers believe in Angels, we believe in great value at +110.

The Astros are 11-2 on the road and 9-2 as a road underdog

The Angels are 1-9 when playing a team with a winning record and 0-5 when Jared Weaver starts

AccuScore Selection #2

Cincinnati Reds +109 (@ Chicago White Sox)
Hector Noesi vs Jason Marquis

The White Sox have had a good run at home but otherwise the performances have not been too impressive. We consider the Reds to be a better team and a small home advantage will not change that. Cincinnati has been solid all season long and are favorites in our books. The pitching battle is very even with no great edge for neither team, although the Sox are 0-3 when Noesi starts but that doesn’t count much. What counts more is the impressive batting of the Reds, which will eventually put the White Sox into trouble. AccuScore simulations have the Reds as 56.1% favorites which would indicate odds of -128 rather than current +109. Good value for a better team!

The Reds are 10-3 vs a team with a losing record and 3-1 when Marquis start

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