|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting Sunday includes a National League West matchup of a wild card contender and a bottom feeder to bet on sports with from San Francisco. Baseball betting on the Giants has been one of the best values to bet on sports with while the Padres have been a disappointment and money loser after a great start.
The San Francisco Giants had low expectations entering the 2009 baseball betting season but they have rode the arms of the top ranked pitching staff in all of baseball to bet on sports with to climb into wild card contention in the National League. The Giants staff earned run average of 3.53 was the best in all of baseball betting. San Francisco is a light hitting team, however, and ranked only 25th in baseball betting for offensive run production. Pablo Sandoval was the main source of production in the baseball betting lineup for the Giants as he was hitting .332 with 13 home runs and 48 runs batted in.
The San Diego Padres are simply one of the worst teams in all of baseball sports betting. They were fighting with the Arizona Diamondbacks to stay out of the basement of the National League west. San Diego ranked 30th overall in run production and 27th overall in pitching with a staff earned run average of 4.69. Adrian Gonzalez was one of the few bright spots for the Padres this baseball betting season as he was hitting .263 but with 24 home runs and 52 runs batted in.
The scheduled probable starters for this baseball betting matchup are right hander Kevin Correia for the Padres and left hander Barry Zito of the Giants. Neither has stood out this year.
Correia had a record of 5-6 with a 4.58 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he was 2-1 with a 4.82 earned run average.
Zito was 4-8 with a 4.82 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he was 1-1 with a 5.29 earned run average. He was 3-4 lifetime against the Padres with a 3.43 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.