|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Thursday, 11 June 2009 09:01|
Baseball betting will feature a National League east matchup of the top two sportsbetting teams in the division as the New York Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies. Baseball betting handicappers again see the defending world champion Phillies as a leading sportsbook betting contender for the world series.
The scheduled probable baseball betting starters for this matchup are left hander Jamie Moyer for Philadelphia and right hander Tim Redding of the New York Mets. Both hurlers have had poor starts to the sportsbook betting season.
Jamie Moyer has a baseball betting record of 4-5 with a 6.27 earned run average. He has been much better in his last 3 baseball betting starts however as he was 1-1 with a 3.32 earned run average. Moyer is 8-5 in his baseball betting career versus the Mets with a 3.64 earned run average.
Tim Redding has a baseball betting record of 0-2 with a 6.97 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he is 0-2 with an 8.59 earned run average. Redding is 5-3 in his baseball betting career against the Phillies with a 3.29 earned run average.
The Philadelphia Phillies were 33-22 to take the top spot in the National League east. Hitting is the key element of the baseball betting success for Philadelphia. The Phillies have the 3rd ranked lineup in all of baseball for offensive production. Raul Ibanez is off to a monster start with a .329 average and 19 home runs. Ibanez and that lineup are the reason that the Phillies won 8 out of 10 games from May 29 through June 7. The offensive production has helped mask over a poor pitching staff that has an earned run average of 4.63.
Pitching has been the key strength of the Mets as they have a staff earned run average of 3.93 which is good for 5th in the majors. David Wright was hitting .345 and Carlos Beltran had 7 home runs.
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.