|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Tuesday, 16 June 2009 08:48|
Baseball betting Thursday includes an interleague first/worst sportsbetting matchup from Baltimore as the Orioles host the Mets. Baseball betting has been nothing but bad news on the Orioles while the Mets have been in and out so far this sportsbook betting season.
The scheduled probable baseball betting starters for this sportsbook betting matchup are right hander Livan Hernandez for the Mets and right hander Jason Berken for the Orioles. Hernandez would seem to have the clear cut advantage in the duel. Hernandez has a baseball betting record of 5-1 with a 4.33 earned run average. In his last 3 baseball betting appearances he went 1-0 with a 4.50 earned run average. Against Baltimore in his career he is 3-1 with a 3.94 earned run average.
Berken has a baseball betting record of 1-3 with a 7.32 earned run average. In his last 3 baseball betting appearances he went 0-3 with an 8.59 earned run average. He has never faced the Mets.
Few baseball betting handicappers knew what to make of the Mets prior to the start of the season but they have been impressive and in the National League east race due to their pitching staff, which has an earned run average of 4.15 to rank 10th best in MLB. The Mets offense has been ranked in the middle of the baseball betting pack and has suffered from a power shortage as Carlos Beltran’s 8 home runs lead the team. David Wright did have a nice .364 average. The Mets were 14-18 on the road.
Baltimore has the opposite problem as their pitching staff ranked 29th in the majors with a 5.19 earned run average. The Orioles have been gushing red ink as of late as from May 30 through June 14 the blew 10 out of 14 games. Luke Scott has been one of the few bright spots for the Orioles as he had 14 home runs to lead the team. Adam Jones led in average with a nice .324 mark. Despite their problems Baltimore has been a good team at home with a mark of 19-16.
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.