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Baseball betting will feature an attractive matchup to wager on the baseball odds with from the friendly confines of Wrigley Field in Chicago. Baseball betting expectations and hopes are again high on the Chicago Cubs while the Colorado Rockies may be a tougher team to figure against the baseball odds this season.

The baseball betting starters for this matchup are scheduled to be right hander Ubaldo Jimenez for the Rockies and left hander Ted Lilly for the Cubs.  Jimenez has not been a good value to bet on the baseball odds with against the Cubs as he has a career mark of 0-2 versus Chicago with a 7.24 ERA.  Lilly hasn't been any better as a baseball betting commodity against the Rockies with his career mark of 2-1 and a 7.56 ERA. 

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The Colorado offense got off to an excellent start to this 2009 baseball betting season as it ranked 3rd best in the early going.  Troy Tulowitzki has been particularly impressive with 3 home runs and 5 runs batted in to start the year while hitting .333.

Clint Barnes also got off to a hot start for Colorado by hitting .333.  Ryan Spilborghs was also hitting over .300 and had 5 doubles to begin the year.  Colorado, as is often the case, has been trending "over" on the baseball betting totals board with 4 overs in their first 5 games.

The Cubs once again are expected to be one of the top teams in all of baseball betting.  Their offense was yet to kick into fifth gear to start the year but the pitching staff was a top 10 unit to begin 2009 baseball betting action.

Ryan Theriot began the baseball betting season with a .647 on base percentage.  Alfonso Soriano was off to a powerful start with 3 home runs and 5 runs batted in.  This will be the home opener for the Cubs at Wrigley after beginning the season with six straight road games.  Chicago was one of the most profitable teams in 2008 but often invites overlays due to their popularity, which make for potentially expensive losses.

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