|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on the MLBMLB betting Tuesday includes a National League west sports betting matchup of the top team against a fading also-ran from San Diego as the Padres host the Dodgers. MLB betting fans saw value in the Los Angeles Dodgers erode after their phenomenal start to the sports betting season while the Padres have been dreadful since May.
The scheduled probable starters for this MLB betting matchup are right hander Chad Billingsley for the Dodgers and right hander Tim Stauffer for the Padres. Stauffer has actually been the better sports betting value against the MLB betting odds this season. Billingsley had a MLB betting record of 12-10 with a 4.07 earned run average. In his last 3 MLB betting appearances he went 0-1 with a 5.63 earned run average. Billingsley has been effective in his MLB betting career against the Padres with a mark of 8-3 and a 2.69 earned run average.
Stauffer had a MLB betting record of 4-7 with a 3.58 earned run average. In his last 3 MLB betting appearances he went 0-1 with a 3.95 earned run average. In his MLB betting career against the Dodgers he is 2-2 with a 4.18 earned run average.
The Dodgers have re-acquired their groove as of late going 12-5 from September 7 through September 26 with just 4 of those games going under the total. The Dodgers have been an effective road team this year as they were 45-32 while breaking even on the over/under board. LA is one of the better balanced teams in baseball as they ranked 8th overall in run production and 1st overall for staff earned run average at 3.41. Andre Ethier supplies the power with 31 home runs while Matt Kemp led in hitting with a .303 average. Reliever Jonathan Broxton had a 2.32 earned run average with 36 saves.
The San Diego Padres were actually in the black with a small profit despite having a record of 72-84. This is because they are such consistently huge underdogs that when they do win there is a massive payout. A great example of this would be their 2 wins at Colorado on September 23&24 when they got the cash as dogs of +$185 and +$168.
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.