|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting on Sunday will include a National League east division matchup of fading teams that are barely hanging in the race to bet on sports with. Baseball betting has not been profitable on either the New York Mets or the Atlanta Braves as both teams have been operating below the .500 mark for those who bet on sports with them.
The scheduled probable starters for this sports betting matchup are right hander Fernando Nieve of the Mets and right hander Javier Vazquez of the Braves. Both have been solid commodities to bet on sports with although Vazquez has shown better as of late.
Nieve had a baseball betting record of 3-3 with a 3.03 earned run average. In his last 3 baseball betting appearances he was 0-3 with a 5.40 earned run average.
Vazquez had a baseball betting record of 6-7 with a 2.95 earned run average. In his last 3 baseball betting appearances Vazquez was 1-1 with a 1.80 earned run average.
The New York Mets were one of the coldest teams in all of baseball betting heading into the all star break. From June 26 through July 12 the Mets won just 5 out of 16 games. New York has struggled on the road this baseball betting season as they were just 17-25 away from home. The Mets offense has been weak as it ranked on 20th in the big leagues for run production. The pitching staff started off strong but has faded down the stretch and ranked only 17th in the majors with a 4.33 earned run average.
The Atlanta Braves’ strength has been their pitching staff which ranked 6th in the majors with a 3.88 earned run average. Their lineup, on the other hand, has been abysmal and ranked 22nd in the majors for run production. Reliever Rafael Soriano has been a big contributor to the success of the Braves as he had 12 saves and a 1.48 earned run average. Veteran Chipper Jones was one of the bright spots on offense with a .290 average along with 9 home runs and 41 runs batted in.
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.