|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Saturday, 06 June 2009 10:02|
Baseball betting odds for Saturday include a sports betting matchup of two leading American League contenders as the Boston Red Sox host the Texas Rangers. Baseball betting odds show both teams in the black so far but the Rangers have been the far more significant sports betting value.
Texas faced low expectations this year against the baseball betting odds and that has made the sports betting price on them favorable for most of the season. The Red Sox are perennial contenders for the title and a highly publicized team and that makes them one of the most expensive teams listed on the baseball betting odds board.
The scheduled probable starters to be listed against the baseball betting odds are left hander Derik Holland for the Rangers and left hander Jon Lester for the Red Sox.
Holland has a record this year of 1-2 against the baseball betting odds with a poor 6.33 earned run average. He has been even worse in his last 3 starts against the baseball betting odds as he is 0-1 with a 6.75 earned run average. He has no appearances in his career against Boston.
Lester has a record this year of 4-5 against the baseball betting odds with a 5.65 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he has improved with a record of 2-1 against the baseball betting odds and a 3.44 earned run average.
The Texas Rangers have been one of the most profitable teams so far in the baseball season and have been in first place in the American League west for most of the year as well. Texas was not picked to contend this year and they are one of the biggest surprises thus far. The Rangers have always been a strong offensive team and rank 5th this year in runs per game. Their pitching staff, while still not great, has improved to rank 19th with a 4.60 earned run average.
Boston has been a strong home team this year as they won 17 out of their first 23 games as a host. Jason Bay is off to a monster start with 16 home runs.
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.