|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the MLBBaseball betting odds will be set for two of the biggest National League disappointments in all of sports betting as the Cubs host the Mets. Baseball betting odds handicappers have seen both teams degenerate into two of the biggest money losers in all of sports betting this summer.
The Chicago Cubs have been a major disappointment against the baseball betting odds this year as they were considered a near certain winner of the National League central division for this sports betting season. The Cubs simply have never recovered from their stunning playoff debacle last year against the Los Angeles Dodgers as heavy favorites against the baseball betting odds.
Offense has been the big problem for the Cubs as they ranked 22nd in run production, which has wasted the fine efforts of their pitching staff which ranked 6th best against the baseball betting odds with a 3.98 earned run average. The Cubs lost 6 out of 8 games between August 17 and August 25 to fall perilously close to the .500 mark. Derrek Lee has been one of the few bright spots against the baseball betting odds in the Cub lineup this year as he was hitting .291 with 24 home runs and 83 runs batted in.
The New York Mets have gushed red ink against the baseball betting odds as a road team this year as they were 23-37 away from home. Much like the Cubs, the Mets big problem against the baseball betting odds this year has been their lineup which ranked 23rd in run production. The Mets pitching staff ranked 19th in staff earned run average to make them one of the worst values on the baseball betting odds board. From July 30 through August 25 the Mets went 8-18.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this matchup are right hander Bobby Parnell for the Mets and right hander Ryan Dempster for the Cubs. Parnell was 3-6 with a 5.08 earned run average. In his last 3 appearances he went 1-2 with a 9.00 earned run average. Dempster was 7-7 with a 4.07 earned run average. In his last 3 appearances he went 1-2 with a 4.29 earned run average. He is 8-4 lifetime against the Mets with a 5.54 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.