|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 15 June 2009 11:05|
Baseball betting features an interleague worst versus first sportsbook betting matchup as the Cleveland Indians host the Milwaukee Brewers. Baseball betting has been profitable on Milwaukee, who leads the NL central, while sportsbook betting on Cleveland has been nothing but red ink as they are last in the AL central.
The scheduled probable starters for this baseball betting matchup are right hander Dave Bush for Milwaukee and right hander Carl Pavano of the Indians. Both have struggled in their recent sportsbook betting appearances. Bush has a baseball betting record of 3-3 with a 4.58 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he went 0-2 with a poor 7.20 earned run average. He is 0-1 lifetime against Cleveland.
Pavano has a baseball betting record of 6-5 with a 5.40 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he went 1-1 with a 5.14 earned run average. He has a 2-2 lifetime baseball betting record against Milwaukee with a 4.09 earned run average. While the Brewers are in first place and have played well under new manager Ken Macha they have struggled as of late. From June 7 through June 13 Milwaukee lost 5 out of 6 games. Milwaukee’s baseball betting strength has been their pitching staff, which was unexpected before the season started as it was originally though to be a weakness. The Brewers have a staff earned run average of 4.15 which ranks 9th overall in the major leagues. Prince Fielder has had a great baseball betting start with 15 home runs and Ryan Braun was hitting .315 to lead the lineup.
The Cleveland Indians have been one of the biggest money losers in all of baseball betting and a major reason as to why has been their pitching staff, which ranked 28th overall in the majors with a 5.15 earned run average. Cleveland has been a strong hitting team, however, and ranked 5th overall in the big leagues for run production. Mark DeRosa leads the Tribe in home runs with 10 and Victor Martinez was hitting a team best .339. Cleveland did win 6 out of 10 games from June 3-13.
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.