|Written by Michelle Allan|
Baseball betting resumes Thursday after the all star break with a National league sportsbook betting matchup of a contender against a pretender. Baseball betting line makers will have the Chicago Cubs as sportsbook betting favorites at Washington for their game against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals have been one of the worst teams in all of baseball betting as they were 26-61 at the all star break and light years behind the rest of the National League east division. This horrible first half of the sportsbook betting season gave the Nationals little choice but to fire manager Manny Acta and replace him with Jim Riggleman. Acting general manager Mike Rizzo said that the front office believes that the team has been a baseball betting underachiever and that they are a better team than they have shown. Rizzo said that management believes that the Nationals can improve their baseball betting results with a new influence in the clubhouse.
Riggleman is a veteran manager that has been through many baseball betting seasons. He is known as a tough disciplinarian that will tighten up the Nationals sloppy play as they lead all of baseball betting with 82 errors.
The probable starting pitchers for this baseball betting matchup are right hander Rich Harden of the Chicago Cubs and left hander John Lannan of the Washington Nationals. Lannan, surprisingly enough, has been the more effective baseball betting commodity this year.
Harden has a record of 5-6 with a 5.47 earned run average. He was really bad in his last 3 starts as he went 1-2 with a 7.71 earned run average. He has allowed 16 home runs in 74 innings of work and faces a Washington team that has a solid lineup with power. Adam Dunn is the main power source with 23 home runs and 62 runs batted in.Pitching has been the weakness of the Nats this year but Lannan has been an exception to that as he is 6-6 with a nice 3.70 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he went 2-1 with a 4.87 earned run average.
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.