Baseball Betting Odds: Cubs vs. Cardinals Preview

Baseball betting odds fans in the NL Central are in for a real treat. On May 19th the baseball odds world will focus on of the better rivalries in the NL.

The Chicago Cubs will travel down the river to battle the St. Louis Cards in a baseball betting odds duel for lead in the toughest division in baseball.

Baseball betting odds has seen plenty of good competition this season but the NL Central, without a doubt has been the premier division in the baseball odds so far in 2009. The Cards have been the class of this historic baseball betting odds division but the Cubs and the Reds have been right there with them. With four of the six teams over .500 and just 1.5 games separating the baseball betting odds leading Cards and the fourth-place Cubs, you’ve got bring you’re A-game to compete in these baseball odds standings.

The Cards so far been led by the ever-brilliant play of Albert Pujols who has proven once again that when healthy, is the best player in baseball betting odds. He’s a Triple Crown waiting to happen and if keeps up the pace he’s on, he’ll easily repeat as the NL MVP. The cards have ripped through their competition, which is no slight feat considering the quality of their baseball betting odds division opponents.

On the mound the Red Birds have also decimated opponents as well. The team’s top starters all have winning records in online betting and have gone deep into the innings in virtually all of their starts. Combine that with a strong bull pen and one of the best offenses in NL baseball betting odds and it’s a very tough combination to beat.

That will the Cubbies task at hand and many baseball odds makers like their chances. The Cubs are slouch either and with an 18-14 record and victorious in seven of their last 10 baseball betting odds outings. Ted Lilly, Carlos Zambrano, Rich Harden and Ryan Dempster form perhaps the best starting rotation in NL baseball betting odds and they’ve been good this season, despite giving up a few runs.

They’ve had plenty of help at the plate from the likes of Alfonso Soriano who’s off to the best start he’s had in years. With ten HRs, 22 RBIs and 29 Runs, he’s been the catalyst for this offense. Aramis Ramirez and Kosuke Fukodome have also been playing well and the top of the order can hurt opposing pitchers in multiple ways.

This one could boil down to home field advantage and whichever team has the best starter on the mound. Good pitching and good hitting should make this an exciting baseball betting odds matchup. Take the Cards at home when betting on your online sportsbook.

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