|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting on Sunday includes a National League central division matchup to bet on sports with as the resurgent Chicago Cubs host the slumping Cincinnati Reds. Baseball betting fans have seen the Cubs finally wake up after the all star break as they have become one of the hottest teams to bet on sports with as of late.
From July 11 through July 21 the Cubs went on a baseball betting run in which they went 6-3 for those who bet on sports with them. Pitching has been the baseball betting key to Chicago’s success as they ranked 6th overall in staff earned run average at 3.81. The Chicago lineup has been a disappointment so far this baseball betting season as it ranked only 25th in the majors for run production. Derrek Lee has been one of the few baseball betting assets for the Cubs as he was hitting .280 with 18 home runs and 59 runs batted in. Alfonso Soriano had 16 home runs but was hitting .243. The Cubs have been slightly above break even as a baseball betting host with a mark of 27-18 but at high prices that prove to be a major setback to a bankroll when they lose.
At one time not too long ago it appeared as if the Cincinnati Reds would be a post season contender but they have begun to fade in July as from July 5 through July 21 they went 4-10 against the baseball betting board. Cincinnati, like the Cubs, has not gotten a lot of baseball betting production from their lineup as it ranked only 26th in the majors for run scoring. The pitching staff ranked in the middle of the pack at 18th but was slumping. Brandon Phillips was leading the lineup with a .271 average and 14 home runs with 63 runs batted in. Jay Bruce had 18 home runs but was hitting just .207.
The scheduled probable starters for this one are right hander Micah Owings of the Reds and left hander Ted Lilly for the Cubs. Owings was 6-10 with a 5.33 earned run average while Lilly was 9-7 with a 3.59 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.