The All Star break marks the traditional mid-way point of the baseball betting odds season and every game there after seems to count twice as much the pennant is much more at stake. On July 19 two teams that would to win their respective baseball odds pennants, the Minnesota Twins and the Texas Rangers will square off in Arlington, TX.
Baseball odds have seen both of these teams perform reasonably well in the first half of the online betting season. Both teams are over .500 and both are within 2.5 games of their respective division leads. In fact, the Rangers are in a tie for first with the LA Angels in the AL West baseball betting odds standings, both teams with identical 46-36 records.
The Rangers have finally gained the one element that has kept them from winning a baseball odds division title for so many years: Pitching. Starters Milwood, Feldman and Padilla have been cutting down opposing batter in the baseball odds with great efficiency. Closer Frank Francisco has also given the team some reliability in the baseball odds converting 14 of 16 save opportunities.
At the plate the Rangers are as deadly as ever and terrorizing baseball odds opposing pitchers. Ian Kinsler, Josh Hamilton, Michael Young and just about everyone else on the squad is capable of changing game with one swing of the bat and the team’s power makes it especially dangerous in the baseball odds.
The Twins also have a talented squad and should not be counted out of any baseball betting odds division race in the AL Central. The team trails the division leading Tigers and baseball odds nemesis White Sox. But at just two games back this steam is still very much in the hunt.
Perennial All Stars Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau are beating the hide off the ball and have kept their team in the baseball betting odds division race. On the mound starters Kevin Slowey and Nick Blackburn have played equally as well and provided balance to this talented squad.
These teams match up particularly well in the baseball odds and it’s difficult to pick a winner. The edge in the baseball odds likely goes to Rangers simply because they’re playing at home. The Twins are below .500 on the road (17-24) and that stat could be the major difference when it comes to this baseball odds contest.