|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 08 June 2009 08:55|
Baseball betting Monday features two of the hottest teams in the American League east sportsbook betting race as the New York Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays. Baseball betting fans who thought Tampa Bay’s AL pennant last year was a sportsbook betting fluke have come to find that is less likely the case as the Rays have finally awaken.
After a very slow start to the baseball betting season in which they were derided as a “one hit wonder” Tampa Bay has climbed over the .500 mark and back into sportsbook betting contention for the post season. From May 29 through June 6 Tampa Bay won 6 out of 7 baseball betting appearances. Hitting has been the key to the resurgence of the Rays as they rank 2nd in all of baseball betting for offensive production.
Like the Rays the Yankees got off to a slow start to the baseball betting season and were no better than around the .500 mark for the first two months. Since May 13, however, the Yankees have been an entirely different team as they went on a baseball betting run through June 6 in which they beat the baseball betting line in 17 out of 24 games. The Yankees are the most expensive team in baseball betting with normally high odds so it took such a streak to bail out early season gamblers that were cleaned out by the Bronx Bombers inability to win consistently.
Monday’s scheduled probable starting pitchers are right hander Andy Sonnanstine for Tampa Bay and left hander Andy Pettitte for the Yankees. Sonnanstine has been horrible thus far with a 7.07 earned run average although with a record of 4-5. In his last 3 starts his earned run average was 6.32. He is 2-1 against the Yankees with a 5.00 earned run average.
Pettitte is 5-2 with a 4.33 earned run average. In his last 3 starts his earned run average was 4.76. He has dominated Tampa Bay in his career with a mark of 15-4 and a 3.78 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.