|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the MLBBaseball betting on the ALCS will begin with a Friday sports betting matchup of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the New York Yankees from Yankee Stadium. Baseball betting handicappers saw both teams score impressive sweeps in their sports betting divisional playoff series to set up this showdown for the AL pennant.
This baseball betting matchup features two of the best offenses in all of baseball but teams that have sports betting issues on the mound. The team that gets the best pitching in this series will likely beat the MLB betting odds and move on to the Fall Classic.
Right hander John Lackey is expected to start game 1 for the Angels. Lackey looked great in his playoff debut this year against the Red Sox as he threw 7.1 shutout innings. Lackey had a baseball betting record this season of 11-8 with a 3.83 earned run average.
The Yankees probable starter for this baseball betting matchup is their ace, CC Sabathia. Sabathia had a baseball betting record of 19-8 with a 3.37 earned run average. He was also impressive in his only baseball betting appearance of the post season as he allowed just 1 earned run in 6.2 innings of work in the Yankees win over Minnesota.
These two teams have met twice before in the baseball betting playoffs as the Angels defeated the Yankees in the ALDS in both 2002 and 2005. Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees has been looking to put his past baseball betting playoff failures behind him and is off to a great start as he had 2 clutch home runs and 6 pressure filled runs batted in against the Twins in the opening round.
“He was big,” said Yankee manager Joe Girardi. “Alex had an unbelievable series. It’s great. I’ve talked about Alex being in a good spot before the playoffs. And he showed it.”
Derek Jeter remains the Pride of the Yankees as he hit .500 in the first round with 4 runs scored, a home run, and 2 runs batted in. The Angeles lineup is led by Kendry Morales who hit .306 with 34 home runs and 108 runs batted in.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.