|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Baseball betting Friday features a worst/first American League west division sportsbook betting matchup as the Oakland A’s host the LA Angels of Anaheim. Baseball betting handicappers have seen the Angels come on strong after a sluggish start to the sportsbook betting season to overtake the Texas Rangers for first place.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this baseball betting matchup are right hander Jared Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and right hander Trevor Cahill of the Oakland Athletics. Weaver has been the better sportsbook betting commodity this season but neither hurler has had much baseball betting success as of late.
Weaver has a baseball betting record of 10-3 with a 3.22 earned run average. In his last 3 starts, however, Weaver has gone 2-0 but with a high 6.38 earned run average. Weaver is 2-2 lifetime against the A’s with a 2.56 earned run average.
Trevor Cahill has a baseball betting record of 5-8 with a 4.67 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he was terrible as he went 0-3 with an 11.37 earned run average.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have one of the top offenses in the American League and that is what has catapulted them to the top of the division. The Angels have the top batting average in the AL and rank 4th in run production so far this baseball betting season. Juan Rivera leads the Angels with a .312 batting average while clobbering 16 home runs and 52 runs batted in.
Torii Hunter has been another baseball betting asset for the Angels as he was hitting .305 with 17 home runs and 65 runs batted in with a slugging percentage of .558. Bobby Abreu had an on base percentage of .407 with 48 runs scored and 19 stolen bases. Chone Figgins had 27 stolen bases to go with a .310 batting average to contribute to one of the most high octane attacks in all of baseball betting. The Angels won 6 out of their last 8 games before the all star break including a 3 game sweep of the New York Yankees.
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.