On August 1st when the Astros travel to St. Louis to take on the division leading Cardinals the result of this baseball betting contest could have a lasting impact on who the eventual winner is.
Baseball betting is always at its best when it features interdivision rivals and even more so when it has implications on the division race. These bet on baseball opportunities are full of action and emotion as these teams see each other more than any other and as the expression goes, familiarity breeds contempt.
The Red Birds are in the driver seat of the NL Central right now, but only by a whisker. The Cards hold down the number one spot in the bet on baseball standings right now by one game. The Brewers are breathing down their necks as are the Astros who have come from nowhere to challenge for the division lead in one of the great baseball betting surprises of the year.
Houston got off to a rotten start of the bet on baseball season this year but the team has slowly climbed back into contention. With a recent baseball betting series sweep at home against the Cards playing out press time, it’s even possible that the Astros could be the NL Central leaders when these two clubs meet up in St. Louis.
Miguel Tejada is having a resurgent baseball betting year at the plate and the wily veteran –however old he is- is having a career year (.327, 54 RBIs, 51 Runs) and shouldering much of the offensive burden. Lance Berkman is producing with his usual power (18 HR and 55 RBIs). Wandy Rodriquez and Roy Oswalt have been leading a very strong starting rotation and the team’s closer by committee has done the job lately in the baseball betting.
St. Louis of course can be summed up in one word: Pujols. He is a one man offense and the deadliest bat in baseball betting. The starting pitching has struggled a bit since the All-Star break and that must be remedied if the Cards are going to end the baseball betting season as the NL Central champs.
St. Louis should win this game, as the team’s playing at home and has one of the best crowd’s in baseball betting.