|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the MLBBaseball betting on Thursday will include an American League sportsbook betting matchup of one of the biggest money losers in baseball against a wild card contender. Baseball betting handicappers have avoided the Kansas City Royals like the plague that they are while the Seattle Mariners have been a nice sportsbook betting surprise.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this baseball betting matchup are right hander Kyle Davies of Kansas City and right hander Doug W Fister of the Mariners. Davis had a sportsbook betting record of 4-9 with a 6.12 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he was 1-1 with a 4.86 earned run average. He is 1-1 lifetime against Seattle with a 5.30 earned run average.
Fister was 1-0 with a 2.21 earned run average. In his last 3 appearances he was 1-0 with a 2.33 earned run average. After a solid April in which they were one of the best values in all of baseball betting the Kansas City Royals collapsed into their normal role as one of the worst teams in the majors. Hitting has always been a baseball betting problem for KC this year as they were one of the worst run producing teams in the big leagues even when they were winning.
The Royals ranked 26th in run production. The collapse of the Kansas City pitching staff has been the most alarming baseball betting factor in their demise as the Royals have gone from a top 10 unit to ranking 25thin staff earned run average. Kansas City has been one of the worst road teams in baseball betting with a mark of 22-37. Only 20 out of those 59 games went over the baseball betting total.
The Seattle Mariners were 34-27 at home and in contention for the baseball betting wild card playoff spot. Like Kansas City the Mariners are a weak hitting team that ranked 28th in run production. Their 5th ranked pitching staff has been what has catapulted them to a winning season. Ichiro Suzuki had a .359 average with 24 stolen bases and 73 runs scored. Russell Branyan had 31 home runs and 76 runs batted in.
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.