The red hot Rangers have been one of the pleasant surprises this year in baseball betting while the Padres have continued to disappoint any sports book fan crazy enough to bet on them. Stranger things have happened before than a possible upset by the visitors, but if you’re looking to bet on baseball in this game you’d be wise to put your money on Texas.
Baseball betting is hardly an exact science but in this match the sports book odds are overwhelmingly in favor of the host Rangers. With the All Star game fast approaching, the Rangers have been one of the better teams in the AL baseball betting. They’ve led the division for nearly the entire season and despite a recent charge by the LA Angels the Rangers still cling to first place in the AL Central baseball betting division by slim .5 games.
With an overall record of 37-30 and it’s been years since the Rangers were in this good of position at the half way point of the bet on baseball season. The team has been especially good in the AL West going 13-3 against its baseball betting divisional rivals. The biggest difference between this year’s team and the baseball betting losers of the past is the pitching. Frank Francisco has been excellent in the closers role with 12 saves, 0 blown opportunities and one of the best ERAs for a dominant closer in baseball betting at .44.
At the plate the Rangers have never had a problem putting the ball in play and even with slugger Josh Hamilton missing much of the baseball betting season due to injuries, Ian Kinslser and company have a done a good job picking up the slack. Kinsler and Nelson Cruz each have 18 HRs and you can bet on baseball that he will likely be the first teammates to break the 20 barrier.
The Padres have a great slugger of their own in Adrian Gonzalez. But he’s been the only real bright spot in an otherwise abysmal baseball betting season. His 23 HRs, 45 RBIs and 46 Runs hardly compensate for the team’s 29-38 record. On the mound ace Jake Peavy has struggled to find his footing, getting off the worst baseball betting start he’s had in years (6-6, 3.97 ERA. And as if that weren’t enough to convince the skeptics the Padres are a miserable 9-23 on the road. Expect San Diego’s blues to continue in Texas.
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