|Written by Jerry Santiago|
MLB betting on Saturday will include a worst/first sports betting matchup from the National League as the St. Louis Cardinals host the Arizona Diamondbacks. MLB betting has been about break even on the Cardinals while the Diamondbacks have been one of the biggest money losers in all of sports betting.
The scheduled probable starters for this MLB betting matchup are right hander Yusmeiro Petit of Arizona and right hander Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals. Wainwright has far and away been the better sports betting commodity.
Petit had a MLB betting record of 0-3 with a 7.91 earned run average. In his last 3 MLB betting appearances he was 0-1 with an 8.03 earned run average. Against St. Louis in his career Petit is 2-1 with a 6.91 earned run average.
Wainwright was 10-5 with a 3.04 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he went 2-0 with a 1.07 earned run average. In his MLB betting career against Arizona Wainwright is 3-2 with a 3.04 earned run average.
The Diamondbacks have actually had more MLB betting success on the road than at home as they were 18-21 away from home with just 14 out of those 39 games having gone over the total. Mark Reynolds has been a bright spot for the Diamondbacks as he hit 24 home runs to lead the team. Arizona had only two regular starters hitting over .300 and just one other starter in double figures with home runs.
The St. Louis Cardinals’ MLB betting strength is their pitching staff, which had the 4th best earned run average in baseball at 3.76. The Cardinal offense ranked in the middle of the road of the MLB betting run production charts. Albert Pujols is the man of the year in St. Louis as he was hitting .332 with 32 home runs and 87 runs batted in. He also had 22 doubles and an on base percentage of .456. Reliever Ryan Franklin has been a major contributor to the success of the pitching staff as he had 21 saves and a 0.79 earned run average.
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.