|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Thursday, 25 June 2009 11:27|
Baseball betting continues with interleague sportsbetting action between two playoff contenders as the Toronto Blue Jays host the Cincinnati Reds. Baseball betting has been reliable and profitable on both teams, who have served as sportsbook betting surprises so far this season.
The Cincinnati Reds have completely flipped their baseball betting image so far in 2009 as they are now a solid pitching team with a mediocre hitting attack. Cincinnati ranked 6th in all of sportsbook betting with a staff earned run average of 3.89. A big reason for their baseball betting success has been closer Francisco Cordero, who had 16 saves and a 1.86 earned run average. The lineup is led by Brandon Phillips, who was hitting .279 with 10 home runs and 43 runs batted in. Joey Votto was another important baseball betting asset for the Reds as he was hitting .357 in part time duty with 8 home runs and 33 runs batted in.
The Toronto Blue Jays lineup is led by one of the most impressive trios in all of baseball betting. Scott Rolen was hitting .327 with 20 doubles. Adam Lind was hitting .308 with 14 home runs and 48 runs batted in. Aaron Hill was hitting .305 with 15 home runs and 47 runs batted in. This threesome has led Toronto to rank 6th in all of baseball betting for run production at 5.09 runs per game.
The scheduled probable baseball betting starters for this matchup are right hander Bronson Arroyo for the Reds and left hander Brandon Mills for the Blue Jays.
Arroyo has a baseball betting record of 7-5 with a 5.36 earned run average. He was roughed up in his last 3 starts, however, as he went 0-2 with a 6.23 earned run average. He is 2-4 lifetime against Toronto with a 5.84 earned run average.
Mills has seen limited action so far this year with just 3.2 innings of work and 4 earned runs allowed. Toronto led the American League east division for much of the first few weeks of the season but went 10-17 from May 19 through June 18.
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.