|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Sunday, 07 June 2009 10:06|
Baseball betting will have an attractive feature game for Sunday Night to bet on sports with as the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Philadelphia Phillies. Baseball betting fans will have their choice of two first place teams to bet on sports with as the Phillies have led the National League east while the Dodgers have dominated the NL west.
This is also a sports betting rematch of last year’s National League championship series in which the Phillies won en route to their world series title. Both teams have been amongst the most profitable to bet on sports with so far this season.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this baseball betting showdown are left hander Antonio Bastardo for the Phillies and left hander Randy Wolf for the Dodgers.
Bastardo was called up from the minor leagues to fill in the rotation for the injured Brett Myers. In his first start on June 2 against the San Diego Padres Bastardo impressed baseball betting handicappers as he allowed 4 hits and 1 run in 6 innings of work.
Wolf has a baseball betting record this year of 3-1 with a 2.84 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he has slipped somewhat with a baseball betting mark of 1-0 and a 4.66 earned run average. He has a baseball betting record against Philadelphia of 1-0 with a 2.25 earned run average.
From May 15 through June 2 the Phillies won 14 out of 18 baseball betting matchups to overtake the New York Mets for first place in the NL east. Hitting is the strength of the Phillies as they rank 2nd in Major League Baseball for run production. Their pitching staff, on the other hand, has been abysmal and ranks 27th.
The Dodgers have been at the top as the most profitable team in baseball wagering so far this season. LA continues to roll as from May 13 through June 2 they got the cash in 14 out of 20 games. The Dodgers are one of the most balanced teams in the majors ranking 4th on offense and 2nd in pitching.
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.