|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting will include an outstanding Sunday night feature game to bet on sports with as the New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox in an AL east showdown. Baseball betting fans have seen the Yankees climb to the top of the AL east race as one of the hottest teams to bet on sports with this summer.
From July 17 through August 4 the Yankees went on a solid baseball betting run on which they won 13 out of 18 games to stay ahead of their division and contend for home field advantage in the American League post season. The best reason in sports betting with the Yankees is their powerful lineup which was ranked 2nd overall in run production.
The Yankees pitching staff has not been effective for much of the baseball betting season although it has been better as of late. The staff earned run average of 4.48 ranked 21st overall in baseball betting. The Yankees have been one of the best home teams in all of baseball betting as they had a mark at 35-17 at the new Yankee Stadium. Derek Jeter led the lineup with a .319 average and 69 runs scored with 19 stolen bases. Mark Teixeira led the lineup in home runs with 27 along with 78 runs batted in.
The Boston Red Sox went on a baseball betting stretch in which they went 7-4 from July 24 through August 4 to climb back into the playoff race. The Red Sox have been a better balanced baseball betting commodity than the Yankees as they ranked 4th overall in run production and 7th overall in staff earned run average. Kevin Youkilis led the baseball betting lineup with a .313 average and 20 home runs with 65 runs batted in. Jason Bay also had 20 home runs but with a .252 average. Jacoby Ellsbury was hitting .300 with 48 stolen bases.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this matchup are left hander Jon Lester of the Red Sox and left hander Andy Pettitte of the Yankees. Lester was 9-7 with a 3.79 earned run average. In his career against the Yankees he went 3-0 with a 3.43 earned run average.
Pettitte was 9-6 with a 4.35 earned run average. He was 16-9 lifetime against Boston with a 4.50 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.