|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting odds for Monday will include a National League central sports betting matchup of the Cincinnati Reds hosting the Chicago Cubs. Baseball betting odds are being beaten like a rented mule by the Cubs as of late while the Reds have gushed red ink since the sports betting all star break.
The scheduled probable starters against the baseball betting odds for this one are right hander Randy Wells of the Cubs and right hander Aaron Harang of the Reds. Wells has been the far more effective sports betting commodity this year.
Wells has a record against the baseball betting odds of 7-4 with a 2.84 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he went 3-0 with a 3.32 earned run average.
Harang has regressed against the baseball betting odds as overall he is 5-12 with a 4.50 earned run average but in his last 3 starts he went 0-3 with a 6.30 earned run average. He is 9-7 against the baseball betting odds versus the Cubs in his career with a 4.61 earned run average.
The Cubs have gone 14-6 against the baseball betting odds since July 11 and have been in a neck and neck race with the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the central division. Only 20 out of the Cubs 51 road games have gone over the total. The Cubs strength against the baseball betting odds is their pitching staff, which was ranked 5th in the majors with a 3.80 earned run average. The offense was ranked 19th in the majors but it was improving as of late. Derrek Lee led the attack with a .293 average with 21 home runs and 70 runs batted in.
The Cincinnati Reds have been in the midst of a terrible collapse against the baseball betting odds as from July 5 through August 2 they were 5-20 including 1-12 in their last 13 games heading into this one. The slump caused the Reds to fall into a last place tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cincinnati was ranked in the bottom third of the majors for both hitting and pitching.
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.