|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Baseball betting Friday will feature one of the most attractive sports betting matchups of the weekend as first place is on the line in the American League west. Baseball betting has been surprisingly profitable on both the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners who are both in the thick of the sports betting race for the top spot in the division.
The scheduled probable starters for this AL west baseball betting affair are right hander Scott Feldman of the Rangers and right hander Brandon Morrow of the Mariners. Feldman has been the better sports betting commodity although Morrow has been improved as of late.
Feldman had a baseball betting record of 7-2 with a 3.91 earned run average. In his last 3 baseball betting appearances Feldman went 2-0 with a 3.50 earned run average. Feldman has a lifetime earned run average against Seattle of 2.30 with no decisions.
Morrow had a baseball betting record of 0-3 this year with a 5.05 earned run average. In his last 3 baseball betting appearances he had no decisions and a 4.02 earned run average. He is 1-3 in his baseball betting career against Texas with a 3.95 earned run average.
The Texas Rangers have been one of the surprise teams so far in the baseball betting season as they have come out of nowhere to be a leading contender in the AL west. The Rangers have led the division race for most of the season thanks to a powerful lineup that ranked 8th overall in run production and an improved pitching staff that, while not the best, is good enough to take advantage of all of that run support from the lineup.
The Seattle Mariners have been just as big of a surprise this season. Seattle has been the opposite of Texas in that pitching is their strength. The Mariners were ranked 3rd in all of baseball with a staff earned run average of 3.75. Their lineup, on the other hand, ranked only 28th in run production. The Mariners went over the total in just 33 out of their first 81 games.
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.