|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Thursday, 02 July 2009 09:11|
Baseball betting on Thursday includes an American League central division sportsbook betting matchup as the Kansas City Royals host the Chicago White Sox. Baseball betting fans have finally seen the White Sox awaken and climb back to .500 and into sportsbook betting contention for the post season.
From June 13 through June 29 the Chicago White Sox went on a baseball betting run in which they got the cash in 10 out of 14 games to even their record and climb up to 2nd place in the AL central standings. Pitching has been the sportsbook betting strength of Chicago as they ranked 8th in the majors with a staff earned run average of 4.03. The lineup has been an inconsistent baseball betting commodity but Jermaine Dye has been a power source with 18 home runs and 46 runs batted in. The White Sox have trended under this baseball betting as a result of the good pitching and inconsistent hitting. Only 30 out of their first 76 games went over the total.
The Kansas City Royals problems are far worse as they ranked 28th overall in baseball betting for offensive run production and their highly touted pitching staff has not lived up to the hype as it ranked 18th overall in the majors with an earned run average of 4.35. Kansas City has been a break even commodity at home.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this baseball betting matchup are left hander Mark Buehrle for the White Sox and left hander Bruce Chen of the Royals. Buehrle has been the far more effective baseball betting commodity this year.
Buehrle had a baseball betting record of 7-2 with a 3.26 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he was 1-0 with a 3.38 earned run average. He has had good success against Kansas City with a lifetime mark of 19-8 and a 3.48 earned run average. Chen is 0-1 with a 5.68 earned run average. In 2 career appearances against the White Sox he is 0-1 with a 5.66 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.