Tonight will see the beginning of one of a three game series that will capture the attention of all fans looking to place a baseball bet. The San Francisco Giants rolling with 8th straight wins will take on the best team in baseball right now: The Chicago Cubs (just writing that feels so… strange). The Giants are currently leading the West Division in the National League, while the Cubs reign on top of the Central division, and hold the best record in baseball right now (28-11). As the youngins would say, this is going to be lit.
Those who like to bet on baseball have to consider the fact that Mets pitching star, Steven Matz, has earned an unfortunate space on their injury report. Matz’s injury is perhaps the one that has his coaching staff and fellow players most worried. After recovering from a deficient season start he manage to pull off an 1.09 ERA. Due to recent elbow pain, he will have to be absent from the Metz next appearance. The team is hoping this event is only a minor flare up and that some rest will do the trick, however, if it turns out to be something more complicated, they will have a difficult time NL East without him and the baseball betting odds could be affected for Mets fans.
Fifth-inning baseball betting is common, but even gamblers who make that their wager of choice must have watched in disbelief as the Colorado Rockies scored 13 runs against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night. The game ended in a 17-7 victory for the Rockies, but the real story here is of course the new record set by Colorado. It all started when Trevor Story led off the fifth with a home run, followed by another by Nolan Arenado. Each drove in three runs for a new franchise record as well as the most runs scored in an inning by any team since Arizona scored 13 in the fourth against Pittsburgh in 2010.
With the Bronx bombers dead last on the AL East division, betting on baseball on the Yankees, seems like a bad idea, right now.
The Los Angeles Angels are betting on MLB favorites (-120) – as well as winners of the all-time most redundant name in sports history – versus the Milwaukee Brewers (+110) tonight. The visiting Angels will hope to prevent their fourth defeat in five games on the arm of Nick Tropeano – who hopes to keep filling a void in the Los Angeles Angels' rotation – as Junior Guerra looks forward to giving the Brewers their second home win in a row in this series after going almost two decades without one. Monday's 8-5 series-opening victory for Milwaukee broke a four-game skid in this series and eight-game drought at home versus Los Angeles going back to 1997.