|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Saturday, 20 June 2009 10:01|
Baseball betting odds continue Saturday with interleague sports betting action as the San Diego Padres host the Oakland Athletics. Baseball betting odds have not treated either team kindly as of late with both in the midst of sports betting slumps heading into this series.
From June 9 through June 14 the Oakland Athletics lost 5 out of 6 games against the baseball betting odds. This came just at the sports betting moment when gamblers were beginning to give them a second look against the baseball betting odds as the A’s had begun to improve their play and creep towards the .500 mark.
Oakland, however, is in the bottom half of the baseball betting odds statistics for both hitting and pitching. The A’s have also been terrible against the baseball betting odds on the road with 21 losses out of their first 31 games played away from Oakland. Oakland’s top hitter has been Matt Holliday, who has only a .274 average. Jack Cust leads Oakland in home runs with 11. Jason Giambi has been a big bust upon his return to the A’s as he is hitting .207 with 8 home runs.
The San Diego Padres have hit the skids against the baseball betting odds as from May 29 through June 14 they lost 12 out of 17 games to sink well below .500 after a surprisingly good start. San Diego ranks an abysmal 29th overall in run production and their pitching hasn’t been much better as it ranked 24th. Adrian Gonzalez has been a major bright spot in the lineup as he was hitting .276 with 22 home runs. The Padres have been highly profitable at home against the baseball betting odds with a record of 19-11.
The scheduled probable starters against the baseball betting odds for this one are left hander Brett Anderson of Oakland and right hander Kevin Correia of the Padres. Anderson is 3-7 with a 5.77 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he was 1-2 with a 5.94 earned run average. Correia is 3-4 with a 4.80 earned run average.
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.