|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 20 May 2009 10:15|
Baseball betting turns its attention Wednesday to one of the best National League rivalries to bet on sports with as the Cubs meet the Cardinals in St. Louis. Baseball betting has picked up on the Cubs while the Cardinals have cooled off after starting the season as one of the hottest teams that you could bet on sports with.
The scheduled probable starters for this baseball betting matchup are right hander Ryan Dempster for the Cubs and right hander Chris Carpenter for the Cardinals.
Dempster has been profitable for those who bet on sports with him as he is 3-2 in 8 appearances with a 4.65 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he is 2-1 with a 3.54 earned run average. He has a career baseball betting record against St. Louis of 3-2 with a 4.65 earned run average.
Carpenter has a baseball betting record of 1-0 in 2 appearances with a 0.00 earned run average. He has pitched just 10 innings this year. Carpenter has had good baseball betting success against the Cubs as he is 7-3 with a 3.08 earned run average.
The Cubs got off to a lethargic start to the baseball betting season but have picked up the pace as of late and are beginning to look like the powerhouse team of last year. From May 1 through May 17 the Cubs were 11-4 and their baseball betting run put them up to second place in the National League central behind the Milwaukee Brewers. Alfonso Soriano has belted 12 home runs and Kosuke Fukudome was hitting .333 to lead the offense.
The St. Louis Cardinals got off to a surprising start to the baseball betting season but have since cooled off and are playing down more to the pre-season expectations. From May 2 through May 18 the Redbirds were 4-10 and fell out of first place in the NL Central, as they were tied with Cincinnati for third. The Cardinals are led by Albert Pujols who was hitting .321 with 13 home runs.
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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.