|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting Friday will feature a critical National League central division sports betting matchup from St. Louis as the Cardinals host the Astros. Baseball betting has been up and down on both teams as of late as the Chicago Cubs have gone on a strong sports betting run to take over first place in the division.
The probable starting pitchers for this baseball betting matchup are right hander Brian Moehler of the Astros and right hander Todd Wellemeyer of the Cardinals. Moehler has been the more effective sports betting commodity as of late.
Moehler has an overall baseball betting record of 7-6 with a 5.16 earned run average. In his last 3 baseball betting appearances he went 2-1 with a 3.63 earned run average. He has been highly effective against the Cardinals in his career with a mark of 5-0 with a 3.98 earned run average.
Wellemeyer has a baseball betting record of 7-9 with a 5.79 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he has been rocked as he went 0-2 with an 8.36 earned run average. In his career against Houston he is 1-2 with a 4.22 earned run average.
The Houston Astros have been a break even baseball betting commodity on the road this year and have been a profitable team since June when they made their move into the playoff race. Pitching as the baseball betting strength of Houston as they rank 12th overall in staff earned run average while ranking just 24th in run production.
The Cardinals made significant baseball betting news when they acquired power hitting Matt Holliday from Oakland but they have been struggling recently and went just 3-5 from July 20-27. The Cardinals have trended strongly under at home with just 18 out of their 48 games going over the total. Much like the Astros, pitching is the strength of the Cardinals as they ranked 5th overall in staff earned run average while ranking 19th overall in run production. Holliday was expected to supplement the lineup led by Albert Pujols, who was having a monster season with a .324 batting average and 34 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.