|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the MLBBaseball betting will include a surprise sports betting playoff contender against a team that has not been in the race since the gates opened back in April. Baseball betting fans have gotten solid sports betting value out of the San Francisco Giants this season while the Arizona Diamondbacks have been the ultimate “go against” team.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this baseball betting matchup from Arizona are left hander Jonathan O Sanchez of the Giants and right hander Kevin Mulvey of the Diamondbacks. Sanchez has been the more effective sports betting commodity this year. Sanchez had a mark against the MLB betting odds of 6-12 with a 4.29 earned run average. In his last 3 baseball betting appearances he went 0-1 with a 5.52 earned run average. He is 2-6 in his baseball betting career against the Diamondbacks with a 5.44 earned run average. As mediocre as Sanchez’s numbers are Mulvey has been a far worse baseball betting commodity in comparison as he was 0-1 with a 10.95 earned run average.
The San Francisco Giants re-emerged this year as a serious baseball betting contender thanks to a pitching staff that ranked 2nd in the big leagues for staff earned run average at 3.57. Reliever Brian Wilson has been one of the most effective hurlers in baseball betting as he has compiled 34 saves and a record of 5-5 with a 2.65 earned run average. The lineup is led by Pablo Sandoval who was hitting .322 with 22 home runs and 80 runs batted in. The Giants have struggled on the road this year as they were 32-42 away from home with just 29 out of those 74 games having gone over the baseball betting total.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have been one of the biggest money losers on the board this year and have gone 33-41 at home with just 31 of those 74 games having gone under the total. The Diamondbacks have ranked in the bottom third of the majors for both offensive production and pitching. Mark Reynolds was having an impressive season for Arizona as he clobbered 42 home runs while Justin Upton was hitting .308 to lead the team.
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.