|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the MLBMLB betting Tuesday will feature an American League sports betting matchup with significant wild card playoff implications from Fenway Park in Boston. MLB betting on both the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox has been a challenging sports betting proposition as both clubs have been in and out this year.
The Chicago White Sox have been a tricky MLB betting commodity as of late as from August 6 through August 22 they went 7-8. The White Sox were slightly below .500 as a sports betting visitor with a mark of 27-31.
The MLB betting strength of the White Sox has been their pitching staff which was ranked 7th overall in the big leagues for earned run average at 4.12. Reliever Bobby Jenks had a 3.65 earned run average but did have 27 saves. The White Sox lineup has been inconsistent but not lacking in power. Paul Konerko had 22 home runs, Jermaine Dye had 24 home runs, and Jim Thome had 23 home runs to give Chicago a solid MLB betting power source.
The Boston Red Sox have been a streaky MLB betting team as of late as they followed a 7 game losing streak with 8 wins in the 12 games that followed on August 10 through August 22. The Red Sox remained one of the strongest offensive teams in MLB betting as they ranked 3rd overall in run production. Their pitching staff ranked 11th in overall earned run average. Boston remained one of the best home teams in MLB betting with a mark of 39-19.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this MLB betting matchup are right hander Freddy An. Garcia for the White Sox and Jon Lester for the Red Sox. Garcia will be making only his second appearance of the season. He is 118-78 in his career with a 4.09 earned run average.
Lester had a 10-7 record with a 3.58 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he is 1-0 with a 2.14 earned run average. Lester is a power pitcher with 181 strikeouts in 161 innings of work.
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.