|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the MLBBaseball betting Wednesday will feature a critical American League east division matchup to bet on sports with as the Tampa Bay Rays host the Boston Red Sox. Baseball betting handicappers will be looking at a matchup with significant wild card playoff implications to bet on sports with although the Rays have been fading as of late.
The Boston Red Sox were neck and neck with the upstart Texas Rangers in the American League baseball betting wild card race while Tampa Bay was still in contention but was also losing ground. The Red Sox have not been a good road team to bet on sports with as they were 31-33 away from Fenway Park while the Rays were one of the best home teams on the baseball betting board with a mark of 42-21.
From August 10 through August 28 the Red Sox went 12-6 to get back into baseball betting gear after suffering an embarrassing 4-game sweep at the hands of the arch rival New York Yankees. The Red Sox ranked 3rd overall in baseball betting for run production while their pitching staff ranked 7th overall for earned run average. The lineup was led by Kevin Youkilis who was hitting .305 with 22 home runs and 74 runs batted in. Jason Bay led the Red Sox in homers with 29 but was hitting just .258. Reliever Jonathan Pepelbon had 31 saves and a 1.96 earned run average.
The Tampa Bay Rays won 8 out of 12 baseball betting appearances from August 15 through August 28 to get back into wild card contention. The Rays ranked 5th overall in run production and 12th overall for staff earned run average. Carlos Pena was an interesting baseball betting commodity as he had 37 home runs and 91 runs batted in while hitting .220.
The scheduled probable starters for this baseball betting matchup are right hander Junichi Tazawa for the Red Sox and right hander Matt Garza for the Rays. Tazawa was 2-3 with a 6.65 earned run average while Garza was 7-9 with a 3.95 earned run average. Garza is 5-1 lifetime against the Bosox with a 2.93 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.