|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Tuesday, 02 June 2009 10:58|
Baseball betting odds include a sports betting matchup of struggling American League teams as the Tampa Bay Rays host the Kansas City Royals. Baseball betting odds have not been profitable for either team so far this sports betting season as they are both below the .500 mark entering this one.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers against the baseball betting odds will be right hander Kyle Davies for Kansas City and right hander Andy Sonnanstine for the Rays. Both hurlers have had rough starts to the sports betting campaign.
Davies has a 2-4 record against the baseball betting odds with a 5.09 earned run average. In his last 3 starts against the baseball betting odds he was 0-3 with a 4.82 earned run average. He is 1-0 in his career against the Rays with a 1.80 earned run average.
Sonnanstine has a 3-5 mark against the baseball betting odds so far this year with a very poor 7.66 earned run average. Sonnanstine has been even worse in his last 3 starts against the baseball betting odds as he had an earned run average of 8.59 and yet went 2-1.
After an encouraging start against the baseball betting odds that had them in first place for much of the first two months of the season the Kansas City Royals have been in a slump since May 8 in which they went 5-16 against the baseball betting odds. They have lost 4 straight games entering action Tuesday against the Rays. The have gone over the total in 12 out of their last 18 games. Kansas City’s lineup has been abysmal and ranks only 27th in the major leagues. Their pitching has slumped and has gone from a top 5 unit to ranking 10th in the big leagues.
The Tampa Bay Rays have lost 6 out of their last 8 games and are 4th in the American League east. Offense has been their strength as they rank 3rd in the majors for hitting but their staff earned run average of 4.67 ranks 22nd in baseball.
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.