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Sunday MLB Betting Picks

The Phillies and Astros close out a three-game series on Sunday and both teams will send their aces to the hill as Roy Halladay faces Roy Oswalt.

Philadelphia at Houston – Roy Halladay (1-0, 1.24) vs. Roy Oswalt (0-1, 4.50) Halladay started his Philadelphia career against the Nationals last week and dominated Washington in an easy win. Doc allowed only one run on six hits over seven innings with nine strikeouts in the win. Sunday’s game will be his first career start against Houston, so the Astros have gotten off easy so far.

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Oswalt made his season debut against the Giants. He was tagged with a loss after giving up three runs on seven hits in six innings. He’s had success against the Phillies in his career with a 6-1 record and 3.23 ERA in 11 appearances. Get the latest odds at Bovada now. Most bettors will likely try to ride Halladay to a payoff in this game. If you want to make a real profit don’t be afraid to take a risk on Oswalt and the Astros. If Oswalt can continue his strong performances against the Phillies and get a little help from his lineup the Astros could squeak out a win.

St. Louis at Milwaukee – Chris Carpenter (1-0, 3.00) vs. Randy Wolf (1-0, 5.40) Carpenter pitched the Cards past the Reds on opening day after allowing two runs on five hits in six innings. He’s posted a 4-3 record and a 3.73 ERA in nine career starts against the Brewers, but last year he ruled over Milwaukee with a 2-0 mark and 1.17 ERA in three starts. Wolf made his Milwaukee debut last week after leaving the Dodgers as a free agent. He faced Colorado and picked up a win after allowing four runs on nine hits over 6 2-3 innings. He’s had a mediocre career against the Cardinals with a 3-5 record and 3.64 ERA. Last season when Wolf was still with the Dodgers he and Carpenter faced off in Game 2 of the NLDS. The Dodgers went on to win that game with Carpenter taking the loss. Don’t be too influenced by that performance because that was against the Dodgers, not the Brewers. Look for Carpenter’s recent mastery over the Brewers to continue in a St. Louis win.