|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the MLBMLB betting handicappers will have an American League east division sports betting matchup of the first and the worst to evaluate as Baltimore hosts New York. MLB betting fans have seen the Yankees have the hot hand all summer while the Orioles are once again a major sports betting disappointment and bankroll buster.
The scheduled probable starters for this MLB betting affair are right hander AJ Burnett of the Yankees and right hander David Hernandez of the Orioles. Neither has been an effective sports betting commodity as of late.
Burnett had a MLB betting record of 10-8 with a 4.10 earned run average. In his last 3 MLB betting appearances he was 0-3 with a 7.11 earned run average. Burnett owns the Orioles, however, as he is 9-1 against Baltimore for his MLB betting career with a 4.61 earned run average.
Hernandez had a MLB betting record of 4-6 with a 4.24 earned run average. In his last 3 appearances he was 0-2 with a 5.87 earned run average.
The Yankees have been a solid MLB betting commodity on the road as they were 37-28 away from Yankee Stadium. New York had a firm hold on first place in the American League east and was a virtual cash cow in August as from August 2 through August 28 they went 18-6 including 5-1 against their hated rivals from Boston during that the span. The Yankees ranked 2nd overall in run production and were led by Derek Jeter, who was hitting .329 with 17 home runs, 60 runs batted in, 89 runs scored, and 22 stolen bases. The Yankees had 6 players with at least 21 home runs led by Mark Teixeira, who had 31 with 97 runs batted in.
The Baltimore Orioles were 31-32 at home have been one of the worst teams on the MLB betting board since mid-July. From July 20 through August 28 Baltimore was 13-23. Pitching is the big reason for Baltimore’s lack of success as they ranked just 28th overall for staff earned run average while raking 14th overall in run production. Luke Scott was the power source with 20 home runs.
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.