Both teams are considered contenders this season in baseball betting and this should be a very competitive game as each team starts the exhibition season.
Baseball preseason bet could be focused on the Angels in this game but the White Sox have some star players of their own. One of those players is not that well known but he is quickly gaining a reputation. Shortstop Alexei Ramirez is becoming a player who can impact baseball betting on a regular basis. "People have to remember that when Alexei first started, he was not supposed to make the team," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "Then he was good enough to carry him on the ballclub, and then we went through how many at-bats to give him. He was our Opening Day shortstop, and then he played a little shortstop and he played second base -- great second base. He was there because we needed him." Two years ago Ramirez hit .290 with 77 RBIs and 21 home runs in 136 games. Last baseball betting season, he hit .277 with 15 home runs and 68 RBIs in 148 games. One key for Ramirez will be getting off to a good baseball preseason bet start. He has really struggled in the first two months of the season. In fact, his batting average for the first two months of the season during the past two years is .184.
The Angels may have lost John Lackey to the Red Sox but they still have a very talented pitching staff led by Joe Saunders. When Saunders is on the mound the Angels could be worth a baseball preseason bet. He can be a quick starter as his stats indicate. He was 5-0 in six April starts with a 2.08 ERA in 2008. He didn’t have a good spring last year and he is making sure that doesn’t happen this time. "I worked out harder and earlier this winter," he said. "I started working out two weeks before Thanksgiving. I have exercises to keep my arm in motion, along with the usual stuff. I wanted to be ready for this season. I didn't want a repeat of last spring." The Angels are very happy to have five solid starters this year as they head into baseball preseason bet games. "When you have five guys as talented as we have in the rotation," manager Mike Scioscia said, "you're going to have the ability to head off trouble.”