|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the MLBMLB betting will feature a rematch from the 2008 National League sports betting playoffs from Milwaukee as the Brewers host the Philadelphia Phillies. MLB betting fans will see the defending world champion Phillies back in the playoffs this year while the Brewers have returned to their usual sports betting form as also rans.
The scheduled probable MLB betting starters for this one are right hander Pedro Martinez of the Phillies and right hander Jeff Suppan of the Brewers. Martinez has been the better sports betting commodity against the MLB betting odds this year. Martinez had a MLB betting record of 5-1 with a 3.32 earned run average. He was solid in his last 3 MLB betting appearances with a mark of 2-1 and a 3.06 earned run average.
Suppan, the so-called “number one starter” of the Brewers has not pitched like one this MLB betting season as he was 7-10 with a 4.76 earned run average. Suppan has settled down somewhat as of late, however, as in his last 3 MLB betting appearances he was 1-2 with a 3.32 earned run average. Suppan is only 3-6 in his MLB betting career against the Phillies with a 6.13 earned run average.
The Philadelphia Phillies have been one of the hottest teams in MLB betting and look primed to repeat as world champions. From September 8 through September 19 the Phillies got the cash in 9 out of 12 games. The Phillies are one of the better balanced teams in baseball as they ranked 4th overall in run production while ranking 7th overall in staff earned run average. Last year the Phillies won it all based on the strength of their lineup so the pitching improvement over last year only serves to make them a better asset on the board. The Phillies were 44-29 away from home to rank as one of the top road teams in the big leagues.
The powerful Philadelphia lineup is led by Chase Utley who was hitting .295 with 31 home runs and 90 runs batted in. Raul Ibanez was hitting .278 with 31 home runs and 86 runs batted in while Jayson Werth had 34 home runs and Ryan Howard led the team with 41 round trippers.
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.