|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the MLBBaseball betting Monday will include an American League sports betting matchup of a red hot contender against a fading pretender from Chicago as the White Sox host the Red Sox. Baseball betting fans have enjoyed a resurgent run by the Boston Red Sox who went on a terrific sports betting run in which they went 12-5 from August 18-September 4.
With that strong baseball betting streak the Red Sox took firm control of the wild card race in the American League sports betting standings but still had the Texas Rangers within 2.5 games heading into the stretch run. The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this one are right hander Josh Beckett of Boston and left hander Mark Buehrle of the White Sox. Buehrle has been the better commodity as of late against the MLB odds.
Beckett had a baseball betting record of 14-5 with a 3.87 earned run average. In his last 3 baseball betting appearances he struggled with a mark of 0-1 and an 8.05 earned run average. He is 4-0 lifetime against the White Sox with a 3.68 earned run average. Buehrle had a baseball betting record of 11-7 with a 3.86 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he went 0-1 with a 4.67 earned run average. He is 5-4 lifetime against the Red Sox with a 4.71 earned run average.
The Boston Red Sox ranked 3rd overall in run production and their lineup is what has kept them in the baseball betting race as they have seen their pitching staff slip from a top 10 unit into 15th place overall for staff earned run average. The Boston lineup is led by Jason Bay who had 30 home runs and 96 runs batted in. Kevin Youkilis was hitting .316 with 23 home runs and 81 runs batted in. Jacoby Ellsbury is one of the most exciting players in baseball betting as he had 58 stolen bases and 73 runs scored with a .295 average. From August 23 through September 4 the White Sox went into a baseball betting tail spin in which they lost 9 out of 13 games.
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.