|Written by Jerry Santiago|
MLB betting continues with its interleague portion of the schedule to bet on sports with as the Atlanta Braves host the New York Yankees. MLB betting on both teams has been bad news this year as the Yankees and the Braves have been amongst the worst values on the board anywhere to bet on sports with.
The scheduled probable starters for this MLB sports betting matchup are right hander Joba Chamberlain of the Yankees and right hander Kenshin Kawakami of the Braves. Chamberlain has been the better commodity to bet on sports with so far this season.
Chamberlain has a MLB betting record of 3-2 with a 3.89 earned run average. In his last 3 starts he went 0-1 with a 4.50 earned run average. He has never faced the Braves in his MLB betting career. Kawakami is 3-6 with a 4.54 earned run average. In his last 3 MLB betting appearances he went 0-0 with a 4.00 earned run average. He has never faced the Yankees.
The New York Yankees were one of the hottest teams in all of MLB betting until June 9 when they finally began to cool off after reaching first place in the American League east division. From June 9 through June 18 the Bronx Bombers went 3-6 against the spread. Worse still, the MLB betting slump started in Boston against the hated Red Sox as the Yankees were swept in 3 games and kicked out of first place as a result.
New York’s strength is their powerful lineup which ranked 2nd in the majors with 5.56 runs per game. Mark Teixeira clobbered 20 home runs to start the season with a .284 average. Derek Jeter was hitting .306. Alex Rodriguez has been in the midst of all kinds of controversy and ugly rumors about drug use and has been ineffective so far as he was hitting .219 with 9 home runs. Closer Mariano Rivera had 15 saves but also a rather high 3.25 earned run average. The Yankees ranked 26th in MLB betting with a 4.75 earned run average.
Atlanta had the opposite problem as they ranked a weak 21st in hitting but were a solid 7th in pitching.
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.