San Diego Padres Baseball Betting Preview

November 30, 2010 MLB Baseball

Baseball betting on the 2008 San Diego Padres will have the team favored many times and totals low.

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The San Diego Padres began play in 1969 baseball odds season as a member of an expansion foursome that included Montreal, Kansas City, and Seattle.


Baseball betting experts see that the Padres have a great pitching staff led by Jake Peavy and Chris Young. They also have veteran pitcher Greg Maddux, Mark Prior and Randy Wolf. Baseball betting experts love to bet on Peavy. He won the National League Cy Young Award last year leading the league in ERA (2.54), victories (19) and strikeouts (240).

Peavy is oftentimes overpriced though in baseball betting so you must be careful. Young was almost as good until he got hurt. He finished with a 3.14 ERA in 30 games according to baseball betting stats. Baseball bet stats show that Maddux even won 14 games. The Padres also signed Randy Wolf who should give them solid innings. He was 9-6 with a 4.73 ERA in 18 starts with the Dodgers according to baseball bet stats. Prior is the wild card. He is 42-29 with a 3.51 ERA in his career according to baseball betting stats but hasn’t pitched much due to injuries. Looking for starts until Prior is ready will be Shawn Estes, Glendon Rusch, Clay Hensley, Justin Germano and Wil Ledezma. The bullpen has Trevor Hoffman as the closer but he is showing his age and makes you sweat out your baseball bet. Heath Bell is solid but there is not much depth behind him according to baseball betting experts.

The offense will be undergoing changes according to baseball betting experts. Brian Giles is the only returning starter in the outfield, and he’s coming off right knee surgery. Mike Cameron and Milton Bradley are gone. Scott Hairston will probably get one of the spots and the other spot will go to eight-time Gold Glove winner Jim Edmonds who the Padres got from St. Louis to replace Cameron in center field. The infield according to baseball bet experts has Khalil Greene at short and Tadahito Iguchi who they signed to play second. The corners are set with Adrian Gonzalez at first and Kevin Kouzmanoff at third. Josh Bard is solid behind the plate according to baseball betting experts.

The Padres are going to be one of the favorites in the National League West this season according to baseball betting experts. The problem for them according to baseball betting experts is that the division is good and the Dodgers are improved.

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