|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Baseball betting Thursday includes a National League worst/first matchup from Philadelphia as the Phillies host the Padres as a sportsbook betting favorite. Baseball betting on these two teams as of late has been about as big of a sportsbook betting contrast as you could possibly find.
The San Diego Padres have had a horrific July so far and have been one of the worst teams on the baseball betting board this month From July 1 through July 20 San Diego went 3-14 against the sportsbook betting board to enhance their status as one of the biggest money losers in the game. The Padres rank near the baseball betting bottom in both offense and pitching and have fallen into the basement of the National League west.
San Diego has been an abysmal baseball betting road commodity with a mark of 13-32. Adrian Gonzalez has been one of the few baseball betting bright spots for the Padres as he belted 25 home runs and 53 runs batted in. But with the Padres there is always a catch and Gonzalez was hitting only .253. The highest batting average on the Padres starting lineup was from David Eckstein, who was hitting .267.
The Philadelphia Phillies have been one of the hottest teams in baseball betting as from July 3 through July 20 they went 13-1 to take firm command of the National League east division. Philadelphia’s baseball betting strength is their powerful lineup that was ranked 2nd overall in run production.
Raul Ibanez has been one of the top baseball betting assets for Philadelphia as he was hitting .315 with 25 home runs and 68 runs batted in. Chase Utley was hitting .312 with 21 home runs and 66 runs batted in. More power was supplied by Ryan Howard, who had 24 home runs and by Jayson Werth, who had 20 home runs.
The scheduled probable starters for this one are right hander Kevin Correia of the Padres and left hander Cole Hamels of the Phillies. Correia was 6-7 with a 4.34 earned run average and Hamels was 5-5 with a 4.72 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.