|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on the MLBBaseball betting odds Saturday will include a sports betting wild card contender against a fading pretender that has thrown in the towel. Baseball betting odds handicappers have seen the Boston Red Sox re-emerge as a leading sports betting contender while the Chicago White Sox have collapsed.
The White Sox lost 9 out of 10 games against the baseball betting odds from August 23 through September 1 to fall out of sports betting contention for either the American League central division title or a wild card spot. Just 3 out of those 10 games went over the baseball betting odds total. The White Sox traded away Jim Thome and Jose Contreras during that slide which signaled a surrender to the season. The White Sox problem has been their hitting lineup which ranked only 18th against the baseball betting odds for run production.
The pitching staff has been solid and ranked 9th against the baseball betting odds for earned run average at 4.24. Bobby Jenks had 27 saves and a 3.74 earned run average. The lineup was powered by Jermaine Dye, who had 25 home runs and Paul Konerko, who had 23 home runs. Chicago was 36-30 at home with just 23 out of those 66 games going over the total.
The Boston Red Sox have been one of the hottest teams going against the baseball betting odds as of late. From August 10 through September 1 the Red Sox went 11-3 against the baseball betting odds to get back into the lead for the wild card spot. Boston has the 3rd best run production in the major leagues but their pitching staff has been sliding as of late and ranked 13th. Boston was only 32-33 on the road against the baseball betting odds this year. Jason Bay has powered the lineup with 30 home runs and Kevin Youkilis was hitting .310.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers are right hander Junichi Tazawa and right hander Gavin Floyd. Tazawa was 2-3 with a 6.65 earned run average while Floyd was 10-9 with a 3.97 earned run average. Floyd is 2-0 in his career against the Bosox.
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.