|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Friday, 03 July 2009 10:00|
Baseball betting Friday will include two of the hottest sports betting commodities in baseball recently as the San Francisco Giants host the Houston Astros. Baseball betting has been a surprisingly strong value on the Giants this year while the Astros have finally shown their first real signs of life this sports betting season.
The scheduled probable starters for this National League baseball betting matchup are right hander Felipe Paulino of the Astros and right hander Ryan Sadowski of the Giants. Paulino had a rough start to the sports betting season but has been in good form recently. He had an overall baseball betting record this year of 2-4 with a 5.51 earned run average. In his last 3 starts, however, he went 1-0 with a 2.45 earned run average. He has never faced the Giants in his baseball betting career.
The rookie Sadowski has just one baseball betting appearance this year in which he threw 6 shutout innings against Milwaukee for his first career win. After a terrible start to the baseball betting season the Houston Astros found their stride on May 31 and went 17-10 through June 29 to get near the .500 mark and back into National League central contention. Houston’s baseball betting strength is their 10th ranked pitching staff that had an earned run average of 4.17. Their hitting has been light and ranked only 25th overall in the majors for run production. Miguel Tejada has been the spark of the lineup with a .329 average and 25 doubles with 41 runs scored. Michael Born was hitting .295 with 25 stolen bases. Houston went over the total in just 29 out of 74 games and was slightly profitable in road action.
The San Francisco Giants have been one of the biggest surprises so far this baseball betting season as they are in solid wild card contention and have been one of the most profitable teams in the majors. Their staff earned run average of 3.61 was 2nd best in all of baseball. Pablo Sandoval led the offense with a .336 average and 11 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.