|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on the MLBBaseball betting fans on Monday will handicap an American League central division sports betting matchup of two teams that have faded badly down the stretch from Cleveland. Baseball betting on both the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians has been the sports betting equivalent of taking a match to a stack of cash.
Both the White Sox and the Indians have drowned in baseball betting red ink recently and have proven to be poor sports betting values down the stretch run against the MLB betting odds.
From August 30 through September 26 the Indians lost 20 out of 25 baseball betting decisions to become one of the biggest money losers on the board for the 2009 season. Cleveland’s baseball betting weakness has been their 28th ranked pitching staff that combined for a 5.09 earned run average. The Tribe has been an ineffective baseball betting commodity at home with a mark of 33-44 with just 31 out of those 77 games going over the total.
From August 23 through September 26 the White Sox went on a baseball betting slump in which they lost 20 out of 31 games to fall completely out of the central division and wild card playoff races. The White Sox had a baseball betting road record of 32-43 with just 30 out of those 75 games going over the total. Chicago’s offense has been their baseball betting weakness as it ranked 20th overall in the major leagues for run production.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this one are left hander John Danks of Chicago and left hander Aaron Laffey of the Indians. This looks to be an even pitching duel. Danks had a mark of 12-10 with a 3.82 earned run average while Laffey was 7-7 with a 3.93 earned run average. Danks was 0-1 with a 3.60 earned run average in his last 3 appearances while Laffey was lit up in his last 3 trips to the hill with a mark of 0-3 and a 7.31 earned run average.
Danks is 1-5 lifetime against the Tribe with a 5.63 earned run average while Laffey is 2-2 with a 3.76 earned run average for his career against the White Sox.
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.