|Written by Jerry Santiago|
MLB betting will feature an attractive sports betting matchup of American League playoff contenders as the Detroit Tigers host the Seattle Mariners. MLB betting has been profitable on both teams but Seattle as been the more effective sports betting commodity as of late.
The scheduled probable starters for this MLB betting matchup are right hander Felix Hernandez of Seattle and right hander Rick Porcello of the Tigers. Hernandez has been the better sports betting commodity, especially as of late.
Hernandez has a MLB betting record of 10-3 with a 2.51 earned run average. He has shown solid MLB betting consistency as in his last 3 appearances he went 2-0 with a 2.35 earned run average. In his career against Detroit, Hernandez is 4-2 with a 3.22 earned run average. Porcello has a MLB betting record this year of 8-6 with a 4.14 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he has struggled, however, with a record of 0-2 and a 7.43 earned run average.
The Seattle Mariners MLB betting success has been based on one of the best pitching staffs in all of baseball. The Mariners ranked third overall in MLB betting with a 3.66 earned run average. Their offense ranked only 28th in run production, however. Russell Banyan has been one of the few bright spots in the lineup as he was hitting .278 with 23 home runs and 52 runs batted in. Reliever David Aardsma had a 1.83 earned run average and 22 saves. The Mariners were chasing the first place Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and second place Texas Rangers in the American League west division race.
The Detroit Tigers were trying to hold off the Chicago White Sox in the AL central division as they hit a bit of a MLB betting slump. From June 26 through July 19 Detroit went 7-11 against the board. The Tigers are a better balanced team than are the Mariners as Detroit ranked 13th overall in run production and 9th overall in staff earned run average. Brandon Inge led the lineup with 21 home runs and 58 runs batted in.
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.