|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting odds will feature an American League sports betting matchup of two top playoff contenders from Chicago as the White Sox host the Angels. Baseball betting odds have treated the Angels well as of late while the White Sox have been struggling against the sports betting board recently.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this one against the baseball betting odds are right hander John Lackey of the Angels and right hander Jose Contreras of the White Sox. Lackey has been the far better sports betting commodity as of late.
Lackey had an overall record against the baseball betting odds of 7-4 with a 4.00 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he went 3-0 with a 1.14 earned run average. Lackey has gone 3-5 against the baseball betting odds in his career against the White Sox with a 4.13 earned run average.
Contreras was 4-10 with a 4.80 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he was 0-3 with a 5.94 earned run average. He has been effective against the baseball betting odds versus the Angels, however, with a career mark of 5-3 and a 3.22 earned run average.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have been as effective against the baseball betting odds on the road as they have been at home this year with a mark of 31-20 when traveling. Just 19 out of those 51 road games went under the total. The Angels powerhouse lineup is their strength against the baseball betting odds as it ranked first overall in run production. Their pitching staff continued to be a weakness as it ranked 26th overall in the majors for earned run average. Since June 12 the Angels have been one of the hottest teams against the baseball betting odds going 33-11 including 14-3 since July 10. Juan Rivera has led the Angels with a mark of .316 with 18 home runs and 60 runs batted in.
The White Sox have struggled since July 24 as they went 4-7 from that date through August 2. The White Sox have trended under at home with a mark of 19-35 under the total.
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.