|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting odds for Tuesday will focus on a rematch of last year’s sports betting World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays. Baseball betting odds have been good to both teams as of late as the Phillies have been in first place for most of the sports betting season while the Rays have caught fire as of late.
The Philadelphia Phillies have been profitable against the baseball betting odds and have led the National League east division despite having one of the worst pitching staffs in all of sports betting. The Phillies’ 4.78 earned run average ranked a dismal 27th in all of baseball but their powerful lineup has been an asset against the baseball betting odds as it ranked 3rd in MLB for run production with 5.44 per game.
Raul Ibanez has gotten off to a sensational start against the baseball betting odds as he was hitting .312 with 22 home runs and 59 runs batted in. Ryan Howard has been another source of power for Philadelphia against the baseball betting odds as he clobbered 19 home runs and had 51 runs batted in. Chase Utley was hitting .308 with 13 doubles, 15 home runs, and 44 runs batted in.
The defending American League champion Tampa Bay Rays got off to a terrible start against the baseball betting odds this year but caught fire at the end of May to get back into the race. From May 29 through June 18 Tampa Bay went 12-6 against the baseball betting odds to climb back into wild card contention. Tampa Bay is much like Philadelphia in that their strength against the baseball betting odds has been their offense, which ranked best in all of baseball for run production at 5.66 per game. Tampa Bay has also been a solid home team with a mark of 22-12 at home. The Rays ranked in the middle of the MLB pack with a 4.35 earned run average.
The probable starters for this one are left hander Jamie Moyer for the Phillies and left hander David Price for the Rays. Moyer had a terrible 6.35 earned run average compared to Price who had a 3.46 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.