|Written by Jerry Santiago|
MLB betting will feature an outstanding American League east division sports betting matchup as the Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees. MLB betting fans have seen the Yankees become the hottest commodity in sports betting while the Rays have been consistent and are again a post season contender.
Since June 24 the New York Yankees have been a virtual MLB betting cash cow. From that point through July 26 the Yankees won 22 out of 28 sports betting appearances and rocketed to the top of the AL east division standings.
The key to the Yankees MLB betting success has been their powerful lineup which was ranked 1st overall in the majors for run production. Derek Jeter led the Yankees in batting average as he was hitting .321 with 11 home runs, 43 runs batted in, 63 runs scored, and 18 stolen bases to again prove himself to be one of the most complete players in MLB betting. Mark Teixeira has been the main MLB betting power source for the Bronx Bombers as he had 25 home runs and 72 runs batted in with a .281 average. Reliever Mariano Rivera has been highly effective with 29 saves and a 2.11 earned run average.
The Tampa Bay Rays got off to a slow start to the MLB betting season but since the end of May have re-established themselves as a top contender and not an accidental American League championship team from last year. Much like the Yankees the Rays MLB betting strength is their offense which ranked 4th overall in baseball for run production. Jason Bartlett led the Rays with a .337 average. Carl Crawford was hitting .308 with 47 stolen bases. Carlos Pena had 25 home runs and 64 runs batted in although he was hitting just .219.
The probable starters for this MLB betting matchup are right hander Joba Chamberlain of the Yankees and right hander Matt Garza for the Rays. Chamberlain is 6-2 with a 3.86 earned run average while Garza is 7-7 with a 3.68 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.