|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Saturday, 18 April 2009 11:56|
Baseball betting Sunday will include an interesting matchup of surprise teams against the baseball odds from Seattle. Baseball betting handicappers continue to struggle to get a handle on Detroit while Seattle was an early surprise value against the baseball odds.
The scheduled probable starters are right hander Rick Porcello for Detroit and right hander Carlos Silva for Seattle. Porcello was rocked in his baseball betting debut this season as he allowed 4 earned runs in just 5 innings of work. This will be his first career appearance against the Mariners. Silva was also lathered against the baseball odds in his 2009 debut as he allowed 6 earned runs in 5 innings. Silva has not had much baseball betting success against the Tigers as he has a career mark of 5-6 and a 5.98 earned run average.
The Detroit Tigers have not been the same baseball betting commodity since their 2006 American League title and continue to be a surprise team in the context of being a disappointment. The Tigers split their first 8 baseball betting decisions this year going 3-1 at home and 1-3 on the road. The baseball betting strength of the Tigers has been their 5th ranked offense while their pitching has been a drag as it ranked only 20th in the majors.
Miguel Cabrera leads the attack and got off to an outstanding start with a .467 average, an .833 slugging percentage, along with 3 home runs and 10 runs batted in. Brandon Inge also supplied power with 4 home runs after one week of play. If the Tigers can fine tune their pitching they may be a formidable asset on the board this year.
Seattle won 6 out of their first 8 baseball betting decisions this year including 5 out of 7 on the road. The Mariners are the opposite of Detroit in that pitching has been their main strength. Seattle rankled 2nd in the majors for team ERA after one week of play. The Mariner lineup has not been much of a baseball betting asset thus far as it ranked only 22nd in baseball.
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