Chicago White Sox at Cincinnati on Sunday, March 14, 2010

Baseball betting has the Cincinnati Reds hosting the Chicago White Sox in Cactus League action on Sunday.

Both teams could be contenders this MLB betting season although the White Sox seem to be a little bit better positioned to challenge in their division.

Baseball betting on the White Sox will see them with a new starting pitcher this season.  Just how well the White Sox do could depend upon how well Jake Peavy pitches.  Peavy actually made three starts for Chicago late last season and was great.  He could end up being the star of this staff and if he regains his National League Cy Young form then the White Sox could be a World Series contender.   Keep in mind that the White Sox already have Mark Buehrle so that would give them a very potent starting duo. 

This is a key year for Chicago because they are spending a ton of money on their players. They have a very high payroll so they simply have to win their division. "I know this: If it doesn't work, we'll handle it, but it will have an effect. If we lose a lot of money this year, it will affect what we can do going forward.” Owner Jerry Reinsdorf said, “It's not going to put us in bankruptcy, but it means we will have to cut back."

Chicago is going to be a threat this season in baseball betting especially since they play in the American League Central which is not a powerful division. Peavy has looked very good and if he is at the top of the rotation then the White Sox will be a good team to bet.

Cincinnati has a top pitcher as well in Aaron Harang who can impact baseball betting.  He is expected to start opening day and the Reds are counting on another big year from him. So far this spring he has not looked good. He gave up three earned runs and four hits over 1 1/3 innings in his first start. "I felt like I was throwing some good pitches early on," Harang said. "They were just working the count. It's tough when you fall behind. You have to come in and throw strikes. It doesn't make it any easier."  Harang is considered the best starter for the Reds but he is just 12-31 with 4.52 ERA over his previous two baseball betting seasons.