Baseball playoffs betting for this one looks to be for an even series that could go either way for those who will bet on baseball playoffs games.
The Boston Red Sox enter baseball playoffs betting action as something of a disappointment in 2009. The Red Sox finished 95-67 and 8 games behind the Yankees in the AL East and enter baseball playoffs betting as the American League wild card team. The Red Sox are not an impressive road team to bet on baseball playoffs games with as they went 39-42 away from Fenway Park this year.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim enter baseball playoffs betting as the AL West champions with a record of 97-65. The Angels look like a strong baseball playoffs betting commodity as a host as they went 49-32 at home this year. The Angels look like a strong over team at home for baseball playoffs betting as just 35 out of their 81 home games went under the total this year.
Boston has one of the best lineups in all of baseball playoffs betting as they ranked 3rd in the big leagues for run production. The Red Sox pitching is a cause for concern in baseball playoffs betting however as it ranked in the middle of the pack for staff earned run average.
The Angels are also a top shelf baseball playoffs betting offensive commodity as they ranked 2nd overall for runs scored. Their pitching staff is not an impressive asset to bet on baseball playoffs games with, however, as it ranked 20th overall for staff earned run average.
The probable staring pitchers for this baseball playoffs betting matchup are left hander Jon Lester of the Red Sox and right hander John Lackey of the Angels.
Lester was 15-8 this year with a 3.41 earned run average while Lackey was 11-8 with a 3.83 earned run average. The Angels have bombed out in recent playoff appearances with just 1 win in their last 11 post season games. The Angels were 4-2 at home against Boston this year.
This one will get underway at 9:35 PM eastern time on Thursday and can be seen on TBS.