|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting odds for Monday will include a sports betting matchup of American League playoff contenders as the Chicago White Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays. Baseball betting odds have been moderately profitable on the White Sox while Tampa Bay has been a break even sports betting commodity this season.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers listed on the board against the baseball betting odds are left hander David Price of Tampa Bay and right hander Gavin Floyd of the White Sox.
So far this sports betting season Price is 3-3 with a 4.70 earned run average. In his last 3 appearances against the baseball betting odds he was 2-1 with a 5.27 earned run average. He has never faced the White Sox in his career. Price has demonstrated himself to be a strong strike out pitcher against the baseball betting odds so far as he has posted 47 k’s in 44 innings of work.
Floyd has a record of 7-6 against the baseball betting odds with a 4.44 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he went 2-1 with a 4.35 earned run average. Floyd has also been a solid strikeout pitcher with 92 whiffs in 115.2 innings of work.
The Rays have not been a good road team against the baseball betting odds this year as they were 18-26 away from home with just 18 of those games going over the total. Tampa has one of the strongest lineups in all of baseball and that has been their main asset against the baseball betting odds. Carlos Pena has hit 24 home runs while both Ben Zobrist and Evan Longoria each had 17.
The White Sox have been roughly break even as a home team against the baseball betting odds but have trended strongly under at home with 29 out of 43 home games having gone under the total. Veteran Jermaine Dye leads the attack with a .302 batting average and 20 home runs. The White Sox rank in the middle of the pack for run production but in the top 10 for staff 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.