|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the MLBBaseball betting odds for Tuesday will include a National League east division sports betting matchup between a resurgent contender and a colossal disappointment. Baseball betting odds players have been quite pleased with the recent sports betting profitability of the Atlanta Braves while the New York Mets have gushed red ink.
The Atlanta Braves have been on their most effective stretch of the season against the baseball betting odds. Through August 15 the Braves had beaten the sports betting line in 26 of their previous 41 games to climb over the .500 mark and into National League wild card contention against the baseball betting odds. The key to the Braves success against the baseball betting odds has been their pitching staff which was ranked 3rd overall in baseball for staff earned run average.
The offensive lineup has been below average and has been let off the hook by the fine pitching. Atlanta ranked just 22nd against the baseball betting odds for run production. Chipper Jones led the lineup with a .301 average, 15 home runs, and 54 runs batted in. Closer Rafael Soriano has also been an asset against the baseball betting odds as he had 17 saves with a 2.55 earned run average.
Despite their horrible overall record as one of the biggest money losers against the baseball betting odds the New York Mets had a winning record at City Field, their new home. The problem with the Mets against the baseball betting odds has been their weak hitting lineup, which was ranked just 23rd overall in run production. The pitching staff got off to a great start in the early going but stumbled by June and fell to rank just 16th overall for earned run average. From July 30 through August 15 the Mets got the cash in just 5 out of 16 games.
The probable starters for this one are right hander Derek Lowe of the Braves and left hander Oliver Perez of the Mets. Lowe was 12-7 with a 3.55 earned run average while Perez was 2-3 with a 5.97 earned run average. Lowe had a 3.26 ERA in his last 3 starts while Perez improved to a 2.16 ERA in his last 3 starts.
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.