|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the MLB MLB betting will include a National League central division sports betting matchup of two playoff teams from last year have taken a step back in 2009. MLB betting has simply not been the same for the Chicago Cubs since their sports betting debacle against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the playoffs last year.
The Cubs were the odds on MLB betting favorite to win the National League pennant entering the 2009 sports betting campaign but the North Siders have shown to be an overlay this year against the MLB betting odds. The Cubs offense has never gotten on track for the 2009 MLB betting season and ranked only 22nd overall for run production. The tragedy of that woeful production is that the Cubs have had one of the top pitching staffs in all of MLB betting as they ranked 5th overall for staff earned run average. The Cubs have been a poor MLB betting value on the road this year as they were 31-42 away from the “Friendly Confines” of Wrigley Field with just 27 out of those 73 games having gone over the total.
The Milwaukee Brewers rode the arm of CC Sabathia to the MLB betting playoffs last year but couldn’t afford the freight to keep him as he is now in the pinstripes of the New York Yankees.
Milwaukee’s pitching staff has been their MLB betting downfall is it ranked 27th overall for staff earned run average while the offensive production ranked a respectable 12th in scoring, but lacked the fire power to totally cover for the lack of effective pitching. Milwaukee was a poor MLB betting commodity at home as they were 36-37 at Miller Park.
The scheduled probable starters for this matchup are right hander Randy Wells for the Cubs and right hander Dave Bush for the Brewers. Wells has been far more effective this year as he was 10-9 with a 3.06 earned run average while Bush was 5-7 with a 5.88 earned run average.
While this is a heated rivalry with fan bases close to each other the fact that both teams are also rans with little shot at the post season takes away from the intensity of earlier matchups this season between the teams.
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.