|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Thursday, 04 June 2009 09:04|
Baseball betting features a pair of up and down National League teams in a sportsbetting matchup from Atlanta as the Cubs take on the Braves. Baseball betting has not been profitable on either team as they have hovered around the .500 mark for the first two months of this sportsbook betting baseball season.
The scheduled probable baseball betting starters for this one are right hander Carlos Zambrano of the Cubs and right hander Jair Jurrjens of the Braves. Jurrjens may lack Zambrano’s sportsbook betting name recognition but he has been the more effective starter this year.
Zambrano has a baseball betting record of 3-2 with a 4.22 earned run average. He has improved in his last 3 outings with a baseball betting record of 1-1 with a 3.38 earned run average. In his career against Atlanta he is 2-2 with a 4.62 earned run average.
Jurrjens has gotten off to an impressive start to the baseball betting season as he is 5-2 with a 2.59 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he is 2-0 with a 4.00 earned run average. He has never faced the Cubs in his career.
The Chicago Cubs have simply not been the same baseball betting commodity since their playoff debacle last year against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs ranked only 20th in hitting and 13th in pitching this season after two months of play. Kosuke Fukudome and Alfonso Soriano have led the baseball betting attack. Fukudome was hitting .309 while Soriano belted 12 home runs. The Cubs won 4 out of 6 games from May 26-31.
The new look Atlanta Braves are starting to resemble their teams of old as the pitching staff is taking shape to rank 9th in the majors with a 4.11 earned run average. The lineup has been less than stellar, however, with a ranking of 21st in baseball betting. The top home run man, Yunel Escobar, has hit just 5 round trippers which is indicative of the Braves light bats. From May 25-31 the Braves lost 5 out of 7 games.
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.