|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the MLBBaseball betting Wednesday will feature a potential future National League playoff series to bet on sports with as a pair of division/wild card contenders meet at Wrigley Field, Chicago. Baseball betting has gone well as of late on both the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs as they have been two of the better commodities to bet on sports with.
The Phillies have had a comfortable baseball betting lead in the National League east division and look like a near certainty to make the playoffs. Philadelphia has also been one of the better values to bet on sports with as a road team as they were 32-19 away from home and were far more profitable as a visitor than as a host.
The Phillies have one of the most powerful lineups in sports betting as they ranked 3rd overall in the majors for run production while ranking 16th overall for staff earned run average. Raul Ibanez has led the baseball betting attack for Philadelphia as he was hitting .306 with 26 home runs and 75 runs batted in. Shane Victorino led the Phillies in batting average with a .313 mark and had 74 runs with 17 stolen bases. The bullpen continues to be a point of concern as Brad Lidge had 21 saves but a horrible 6.75 earned run average.
From July 1 through August 7 the Cubs went on a baseball betting stretch in which they got the cash in 21 out of 33 games to get back into the thick of the National League central division and wild card race. Pitching has been the baseball betting strength of the Cubs as they had a staff earned run average of 3.80 which ranked 5th best in the majors. Offensive production has been the baseball betting weakness of the Cubs as they ranked only 22nd in runs scored.
The probable starters for this baseball betting matchup are left hander Cliff Lee for the Phillies and right hander Carlos Zambrano for the Cubs. Lee had a nice 2.95 earned run average while Zambrano’s was a respectable 3.35. Both have been consistently effective as of late.
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.