|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting will include an American League Thursday afternoon sportsbook betting matchup of a contender against an also ran from Fenway Park in Boston. Baseball betting on both the Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox has been a sportsbook betting exercise in frustration as of late as neither team has been profitable recently.
The scheduled probable starters in this baseball betting matchup are left hander Gio Gonzalez of the Athletics and left hander Jon Lester of the Red Sox. Lester has been the far better sportsbook betting commodity this year.
Gio Gonzalez has a baseball betting record of 2-2 with a 7.75 earned run average. In his last 3 baseball betting appearances he went 2-0 but with an absurd 8.22 earned run average. He has never faced the Red Sox in his career.
Lester has a baseball betting record of 9-7 with a 3.79 earned run average. In his last 3 appearances he went 2-1 with a 2.01 earned run average. He is 2-3 lifetime against the Athletics with a 4.74 earned run average.
The Oakland Athletics have rested comfortably in the basement of the American League west division standings this baseball betting season. Oakland went out of their norm in the off season and spent a lot of money on free agents but it had no positive effect and the A’s have begun a fire sale of talent starting with the trade of Matt Holliday to the St. Louis Cardinals, which was a virtual white flag being waved by Oakland for the rest of this baseball betting season. Oakland was 19-31 in road games this year.
The Boston Red Sox have been in a baseball betting cool stretch as from July 18 through July 26 they went 2-6 and fell into second place behind the New York Yankees in the American League east division standings. Boston is still a well balanced team that ranked 7th overall in the majors for both run production and staff earned run average. The Red Sox remain tough at Fenway Park where they went 33-15. Just 17 out of those 48 games went over the total.
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.