|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the MLBBaseball betting on this year’s World Series will be between a sports betting power with an unlimited budget against a confident defending champion with big game experience. Baseball betting fans were surprised at the Philadelphia Phillies World Series championship in the 2008 sports betting season but now expectations are high for a repeat.
The Phillies were a great hitting team that lacked consistent pitching in the 2008 baseball betting campaign but that is no longer the case as they are now one of the most complete teams in all of sports betting. Philadelphia ranked 4th with the MLB betting odds for run production but improved to 7th overall in baseball betting for staff earned run average.
Relief pitching was a significant cause for concern, during the regular baseball betting season as Brad Lidge had a ridiculous 7.21 earned run average with 11 blown saves. But Lidge has proven to have the ability to “turn it up” in the baseball betting post season as he has 3 saves and 0 earned runs allowed so far in the playoffs. Last year he had 7 saves and a 0.96 ERA in the baseball betting playoffs to further demonstrate his value in the clutch.
The powerful Phillies lineup had 4 players with at least 31 home runs and at least 93 runs batted in. Ryan Howard was the star with a .279 average with 45 home runs and 141 runs batted in. The New York Yankees look to be an excellent baseball betting challenger to the Phillies attempt to repeat as World Series champions. New York ranked 1st in baseball betting for run production and 11th in staff earned run average.
“Mr. Yankee,” Derek Jeter, led the attack with a .334 average, 107 runs scored, 27 doubles, 18 home runs, and 66 runs batted in. Mark Teixeira supplied the power with 39 home runs and 122 runs batted in with a .292 average.
The Yankees have a supreme relief pitcher of their own in Mariano Rivera, who had a 1.76 earned run average with 44 saves and 72 strikeouts. New York will host the first and last two games with the Phillies at home for games 3, 4, & 5.
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.