|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 29 June 2009 08:55|
Baseball betting Monday features an attractive sportsbook betting matchup of National League playoff contenders as the Milwaukee Brewers host the New York Mets. Baseball betting on both teams has been less than profitable as of late but both teams remain in contention for the sportsbook betting post season and are near the top of their divisions.
The New York Mets were within a game or so of the Philadelphia Phillies for first place in the National League east for most of the baseball betting season. Milwaukee was in and out of first place as they jockeyed with the St. Louis Cardinals for first position in the first 3 months of the sportsbook betting season.
Pitching has been the baseball betting strength of the Mets as they have consistently ranked in the top ten for staff earned run average, which was at 4.11. The Mets offense, on the other hand, has been in the middle of the baseball betting pack and they have suffered from a severe shortage of power as Carlos Beltran led them in home runs with only 8. David Wright was a significant baseball betting asset as he was hitting .356 with 22 doubles, 39 runs batted in and 19 stolen bases. Beltran had a .336 average with 20 doubles and 40 runs batted in.
Although the Milwaukee Brewers were only 4 games above break even they were profitable for the baseball betting season. Offense has been the key for the Brewers success as their pitching staff has slowly regressed after a nice start to fall to 22nd in the majors with a 4.72 earned run average. The lineup is led by Prince Fielder who had 18 home runs and 68 runs batted in with a .301 average. Ryan Braun was hitting .318 with 16 home runs and 51 runs batted in.
The scheduled probable starters for this Monday Night baseball betting matchup are right hander Fernando Nieve of the Mets and right hander Braden Looper of the Brewers. Nieve is off to a great start to the baseball betting season with a 1.31 earned run average while Looper had a 5.16 ERA for Milwaukee.
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.