|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting odds Monday will feature a special sports betting treat as two first place teams from the National League will hookup in St. Louis as the Cardinals host the Dodgers. Baseball betting odds have been highly profitable on the Dodgers while the Cardinals have been a more inconsistent sports betting commodity as of late.
From July 1 through July 25 the Los Angeles Dodgers went 11-5 against the baseball betting odds to re-establish themselves as a highly profitable sports betting commodity. The Dodgers success against the baseball betting odds comes from their outstanding balance as they ranked 8th overall in the majors for run production and had the number one ranked pitching staff earned run average at 3.57.
The Dodgers have also been an effective road team against the baseball betting odds with a mark of 28-19. Just 19 of their away games have gone under the baseball betting odds total. Juan Pierre led the Dodger lineup with a .314 batting average, 23 stolen bases, and 40 runs scored. Matt Kemp was having a fine season against the baseball betting odds with a .312 average, 13 home runs, and 55 runs batted in. Andre Eithier added 20 home runs for LA.
The St. Louis Cardinals were trying to fight off a recent challenge from the Chicago Cubs for first place in the National League central division. The Cardinals made big news recently with the acquisition of Matt Holliday from the Oakland Athletics. Holliday is expected to help the Cardinals lineup against the baseball betting odds and take heat off of number one slugger Albert Pujols.
Holliday was 4-5 against the baseball betting odds in his Cardinal debut. Holliday was hitting .286 for Oakland with 11 home runs and 54 runs batted in. Last year he hit 25 home runs at Colorado. Pujols has had a monster season for the Redbirds as he was hitting .325 with 34 home runs and 91 runs batted in.
The scheduled starters are left hander Randy Wolf for LA and right hander Chris Carpenter for the Cardinals. Wolff was 5-4 with a 3.45 ERA while Carpenter was 8-3 with a 2.26 ERA. Don’t miss this matchup of top contenders.
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.