|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 03 June 2009 10:01|
Baseball betting Wednesday includes an American League central matchup to bet on sports with as the Minnesota Twins host the Cleveland Indians. Baseball betting on neither team has been profitable as both have operated in the red for those who have bet on sports with them so far this season.
The probable sports betting starters for this matchup are left hander Cliff Lee of Cleveland and right hander Anthony Swarzak of the Twins. Both have been impressive pitchers to bet on sports with so far this season.
Lee has a baseball betting record of 2-6 but has a nice 3.16 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he has maintained his baseball betting form with a 3.60 earned run average. He has a career baseball betting record against Minnesota of 7-3 with a 3.78 earned run average.
Swarzak has a baseball betting record of 1-1 with a 2.08 earned run average. He has never faced the Indians in his career.
The Cleveland Indians have been one of the worst teams in all of baseball betting and have spent the first two months of the season in the basement of the AL central. They lost 31 out of their first 53 games and ranked 29th in staff earned run average at 5.36. Their hitting ranked a much more respectable 8th. This combination of bad pitching and good hitting has made the Tribe a solid “over” team, especially on the road as they went under the total in just 7 out of 27 away games this year. Victor Martinez and Grady Sizemore lead the attack. Martinez has a .348 average and Sizemore has 9 home runs. Cleveland has perked up a bit recently and is 8-5 since May 20.
The Minnesota Twins are a similar baseball betting commodity to Cleveland as they are ranked 10th in hitting and 24th in pitching. Justin Morneau is off to a monster start for the Twins as he was hitting .342 with 14 home runs, 15 doubles, and 47 runs batted in. From May 21-31 the Twins got back on track and won 7 out of 11 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.