|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting Sunday will feature the top team in the National League against one of the hottest teams to bet on sports with as of late from Atlanta as the Braves host the Dodgers. Baseball betting has been highly profitable this season on the LA Dodgers while the Atlanta Braves have had the hot hand for those who have bet on sports with them recently.
The Atlanta Braves have catapulted into the wild card baseball sports betting race as from July 7 through July 26 they went 12-5 to climb into 2nd place in the National League east division. Atlanta’s strength has been their pitching staff as it ranked 3rd overall in the major leagues for earned run average at 3.73. Reliever Rafael Soriano has been a major asset for those who bet on sports with the Braves has he had 14 saves and a 1.54 earned run average. The Braves lineup, on the other hand, has not been a baseball betting strength as it has struggled most of the year.
The lineup is led by a trio of solid baseball betting commodities in Yunel Escobar, Brian McCann, and Chipper Jones. All three players had similar numbers at the top of the stat chart for Atlanta. Escobar was hitting .307 with 11 home runs and 58 runs batted in. McCann was hitting .306 with 11 home runs and 49 runs batted in. Jones, a well known baseball betting commodity, was hitting .290 with 12 home runs and 48 runs batted in.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been one of the better balanced teams in baseball betting as they ranked 8th overall on offensive production and 2nd overall in pitching. From July 18 through July 27 the Dodgers went 6-3 to maintain their large baseball betting advantage in the National League west division race.
The scheduled probable starters for this baseball betting matchup are right hander Chad Billingsley of the Dodgers and right hander Jair Jurrjens of the Braves. Billingsley is 10-5 with a 3.72 earned run average while Jurrjens is 9-7 with a 2.67 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.