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Baseball betting odds for Tuesday include two leading National League sports betting contenders in what looks like a pitching mismatch. Baseball betting odds have treated the Cincinnati Reds very well so far this season while the defending World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies have been a break even sports betting commodity.

The scheduled starting pitchers posted on the baseball betting odds board are expected to be left hander Cole Hamels for the Phillies and right hander Johnny Cueto of the Reds.  Cueto has been far and away the more effective sports betting commodity so far this season.

Hamels has a record of 1-2 against the baseball betting odds in 6 appearances this year with a 5.04 earned run average.  He has been more effective against the baseball betting odds in his last 3 appearances, however, with a mark of 1-0 and a 1.56 earned run average.  Hamels is 3-0 lifetime against the baseball betting odds versus Cincinnati with a stellar 0.60 earned run average.

Cueto is 4-1 so far this year against the baseball betting odds in 7 appearances with a 1.93 earned run average.  He continues to have the hot hand against the baseball betting odds as in his last 3 appearances he is 3-0 with a 1.64 earned run average.  He has never faced the Phillies in his career.

The Phillies were in a race with the New York Mets for first place in the National League east.  The were coming off a 4-game weekend sweep over the baseball betting odds on the road against the Washington Nationals to get back on the top of the division.  The Phillies have one of the best lineups in the majors and ranked 2nd in hitting.  Their 27th ranked pitching staff has been a cause for concern.  The Phillies went under the total in just 12 out of their first 36 games this year.

The Reds were among a group of 4 top contenders in the NL central and their outstanding top 5 pitching staff is the main reason why.  From May 10-17 they lost 4 out of 7 games.

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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.

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