|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 22 June 2009 10:20|
Baseball betting features one of the most attractive matchups on the Monday sportsbook betting card as the New York Mets host the St. Louis Cardinals. Baseball betting on both teams has been about break even so far as these contenders are often heavy sportsbook betting favorites that have been up and down as of late.
The scheduled probable baseball betting starters for this one are right hander Todd Wellemeyer for St. Louis and right hander Tim Redding for the Mets. Both have been less than stellar so far in this sportsbook betting campaign.
Wellemeyer has a baseball betting record of 6-6 with a 5.36 earned run average. In his last 3 baseball betting starts he has been even worse with a record of 1-1 and a 6.38 earned run average. He is 0-1 lifetime in his
Redding has a baseball betting record of 0-2 with a 6.27 earned run average. In his last 3 baseball betting starts, however, he has been much more effective with an earned run average of 3.93 but a record of 0-1. Redding is 3-5 in his baseball betting career against St. Louis with a 5.65 earned run average.
The St. Louis Cardinals are in the thick of the National League central division race with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals are led by superstar slugger Albert Pujols who was hitting .320 with 23 home runs and 58 runs batted in. St. Louis is in the midst of contract negotiations to keep the all star firmly planted in the Gateway City. Pujols has been about the only offense the Cardinals have as nobody else was in double figures for home runs or hitting above .300. St. Louis’ pitching staff has been one of the best in baseball and ranked 4th overall in the majors for earned run average at 3.86. An important part of the pitching staff is Ryan Franklin, who had 16 saves and a 1.05 earned run average.
The Mets pitching staff started off strong but has struggled as of late to rank 10th in the majors with a 4.20 earned run average.
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.