Baseball Runline Freeplay From Handicapper Matt Rivers Senior Sports Handicapper Matt Rivers Friday is on the Texas Rangers (-1.5 +130) to NY Mets.

Reasoning: It’s not like me to eat chalk like this so I will lay that extra run with the far superior team and take my chances. Mike Pelfrey at times can be very good but if you want to see a cheap price that is the Rangers here.

Matt Harrison has been really good this season and I mean really good. The lefthander has also now pitched at Arlington a bunch and is used to this hitter’s paradise unlike Pelfrey who certainly is in for it a little bit more here in this park than at spacious Citi Field. The New York righthander has been a fairly feast or famine type guy throughout his career and I can see the latter rear its head today in this spot.

Jose Reyes is a star and the Mets have been alright this season but David Wright and Ike Davis are still banged up and all in all the New Yorkers really shouldn’t be able to bang away and match the runs production of guys like Hamilton, Young, Kinsler, Cruz and Beltre. Texas always has the potential to put up a crooked number and I just don’t see the extremely mediocre Mets doing enough against Harrison in order to keep pace

Laying that run and a half with a home team is definitely scary, I readily admit that and don’t do it all that often, but at home I am all about a very good hurler in Harrison and the much better Rangers.

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