|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the MLBBaseball betting odds handicappers have seen the Arizona Diamondbacks perform as one of the better sports betting commodities as of late while the Mets continue to burn cash. Baseball betting odds players have seen the Mets implode since the beginning of June after a surprisingly good start to the sports betting season.
New York’s good early start against the baseball betting odds in April and May was based on a pitching staff that was ranked in the top 10. But since June the pitching staff has been one of the worst in all of sports betting and has combined with the Mets weak offensive lineup to make for a loser against the baseball betting odds.
The Mets have also been ineffective against the baseball betting odds on the road as they went 21-33 away from home. New York’s lineup was ranked 23rd against the baseball betting odds for run production while their pitching staff slumped down to 17th in overall staff earned run average. The pathetic lineup was led in home runs by ancient journeyman Gary Sheffield with 10.
The Arizona Diamondbacks won 7 out of 9 games against the baseball betting odds from July 29 through August 7 to climb out of the basement in the National League west division. In fact the Diamondbacks have been a quiet and consistent surprise against the baseball betting odds in the past month as from July 4 through August 7 they got the cash in 19 out of 30 games.
Arizona has also trended strongly “over” the baseball betting odds at home this year as just 22 out of their first 57 home games went over the total. Mark Reynolds has been a major source of power for the D-backs as he was hitting .288 with 34 home runs and 77 runs batted in. Justin Upton was also having a great season as he was hitting .301 with 20 home runs and 66 runs batted in.
The probable starters for this one are right hander Livan Hernandez for the Mets and right hander Max Scherzer for the D-backs. Hernandez was 7-6 with a 5.08 ERA while Scherzer was 6-6 with a 4.01 ERA.
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.