|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Thursday, 14 May 2009 11:05|
Baseball odds will offer sports betting online handicappers a National League Central first/worst matchup of St. Louis at Pittsburgh. Baseball odds have been kind to the Cardinals of St. Louis while Pittsburgh is again gushing red ink for sports betting online players.
The scheduled probable starters for the baseball odds in this one are right hander Mitchell Boggs for the Cardinals and right hander Jeff Karstens for the Pirates. Boggs has had 4 sports betting online appearances so far this year and is 1-0 with a 3.50 earned run average.
He has no decisions in his career against the baseball odds versus Pittsburgh with a 4.15 earned run average in 4.1 innings of work. Karstens has 5 appearances against the baseball odds this year and a record of 1-1 with a 5.19 earned run average. He has never faced the Cardinals against the baseball odds.
Not much was expected from the St. Louis Cardinals against the baseball odds this season and they caught a lot of heat in the off season from their rabid and large fan base and their local media for a lack of off-season activity to improve the team. So far, the new old Redbirds have been great and have led the National League central from the start.
St. Louis did suffer something of a slowdown against the baseball odds from May 2 through May 10, however, as they went 3-5 for their worst stretch of the season. The Redbirds have been consistent ranking 7th in hitting and 8th in pitching. Albert Pujols continues to be an asset for St. Louis against the baseball odds as he was hitting .330 with 12 home runs and 33 runs batted in.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are once again one of the worst teams in baseball. Some things simply never change. And the Pirates have been playing their worst baseball of the season recently. From April 27 through May 10 the Pirates went 1-12 to fall deep into last place in the NL central. During that stretch they lost a pair of games to St. Louis on May 6 and 7.
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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.