One baseball betting opportunity that might be the most exciting to watch but should be a smart bet on baseball opportunity is the Phillies trip to the desert to take on the Arizona D-Backs.
Baseball betting headlines have been full of the Phillies lately. Not only is Philadelphia home of the World Series baseball betting champions, but the team has been on fire of late and putting plenty of distance between itself and its bet on baseball competition. After a post All Star sweep of the NL East second-place Marlins the Phillies have opened up an 8-game lead in the baseball betting standings. Oh, and in case you didn’t hear the Phillies are also the favorite to win the baseball betting sweepstakes for pitcher Roy Hallady.
The D-backs are on the other end of the baseball betting spectrum. Whereas the Phillies enter the game red-hot with 9 straight wins, the Snakes are a meager 5-5 over their past ten games. Further, the team is languishing 20-games back in the NL West baseball betting standings. Arizona has been one of the biggest disappointments in baseball betting in 2009 and has little left to play for aside from positioning in next year’s draft. With top notch teams like the Dodgers (60-34) the Giants, (50-43) and the Rockies (51-43) all ahead of them in the baseball betting standings, this team has no hope.
The only thing that might go right for the D-Backs at home is if Dan Haren takes the mound in this baseball betting contest. He’s penciled in on the rotation and should be rested in time. He has been dazzling this baseball betting season and just about the only good thing going for Arizona. With a 10-5 record and a 1.96 ERA he almost unbeatable.
The Phillies bats are talented, but right now, there not even Murders’ Row would be able to touch Haren in a baseball betting match up. All Stars Raul Ibanez, Chase Utley, Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard are no fun for any pitcher, but Haren is rare pitcher who actually can equalize the baseball betting playing field against such talent.
If Haren gets the start bet on the D-Backs in their backyard. If it’s any other pitcher on the mound the Phillies will have their way with the Snakes in this baseball betting match up.