|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Saturday, 27 June 2009 11:35|
MLB betting resumes with more interleague play with the Beltway sports betting series between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. MLB betting on the Washington Nationals has been worse than the stock market of 2008 while the Orioles have been an improved sports betting commodity recently.
The Washington Nationals are far and away the worst team in MLB betting and are on pace to potentially lose more games than the infamous 1962 New York Mets, who had a sports betting record of just 40 wins that year.
Washington lost 46 out of their first 66 games and was an equally bad MLB betting commodity both at home and on the road, where they lost 24 out of their first 32 away from DC. The Nationals were the biggest money loser in MLB betting despite getting overly generous odds as the line makers try and entice gamblers to keep the action somewhat even. A great MLB betting example of how much you can make off a rare Washington win was on June 18 when they beat the New York Yankees 3-0 as +$280 dogs. Such wins, however, simply cannot make up the consistent losing of Washington so far this MLB betting season.
Washington’s biggest MLB betting weakness is their pitching staff, which ranked 28th in the big leagues with a 5.05 earned run average. The Nationals lineup is mediocre but not at all the worst in MLB betting and does have some assets. Cristian Guzman was hitting .332 to lead the team and Adam Dunn powered out 18 home runs.
The Baltimore Orioles have been in their usual home of the cellar in the AL east but have played better recently. From June 13 through June 20 they won 6 out of 7 games.
The scheduled probable starters for this one are right hander Shairon Martis for Washington and right hander Jeremy Guthrie for the Orioles. Martis has been a rare winner for the Nats as he had a record of 5-1 with a 4.76 earned run average. Guthrie was 4-7 with a 5.42 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.