On July 29th the Twins and the White Sox will go toe-to-toe to try and set themselves up for a run at the AL Central-leading Tigers before it’s too late.
Baseball betting enthusiasts will not find a more compelling game on the 29th. The White Sox have had an up and down baseball betting experience so far in the 2009 season and coming out of the All Star break the team is just 2 games out of the AL Central bet on baseball lead with a record of 48-45. The Twins are right there with the Sox with a record of 48-46, just a half game back in the standings. The Sox are two games behind the Tigers and the Twins just 2.5 games back in the baseball betting standings. By the end of this series any one of the three teams could be leading the bet on baseball standings.
The Twins have a bit of an advantage in the baseball betting odds, simply because they’ll be playing at home in the worst baseball facility in the league. With a 28-20 record at home in baseball betting they’re in a good spot. But the Sox are decent road team (23-22) and with the travel distance slight, the baseball betting advantage might not be as big as you think.
Pitching will have a big impact on this game and the Sox’ starters have been dynamite so far in 2009. Ace Mark Buehrle is putting together another impressive bet on baseball performance with 10 wins and a 3.52 ERA. Danks and Floyd have been right there with him with eight wins a piece respective ERAs of 4.40 and 3.98. All three pitchers have been logging long innings as well in their baseball betting outings. Closer Bobby Jenks has held up his end of the bargain as well with 22 saves in 25 opportunities.
Minnesota will combat the quality pitching with quality hitting. Joe Mauer (.362) and Justin Morneau (.316) are two of the best hitters in baseball betting and are stringing together career years yet again. Kevin Slowey (10-3) and Nick Blackburn (8-4) have been terrors on the mound as well.
It’s hard to pick a winner in this baseball betting showdown. Two very evenly matched teams with plenty of incentive. Wait to see who the starters are for this one before deciding on a winner; all things being equal the Twins have the baseball betting edge at home.