Baseball betting on the 2008 San Francisco Giants could be interesting as the team gets rid of the albatross of Barry Bonds hanging over them.
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Baseball betting experts also like that the Giants have a real outfielder now in Aaron Rowand. Baseball betting experts like the Giants starting rotation. Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum are exciting young pitchers and former American League Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito can lead any staff. Noah Lowry just finds ways to win.
Cain ranked 10th in the NL with a 3.65 ERA, limited opponents to a .235 batting average and had 22 quality starts, yet had the second worst run support in all of baseball according to baseball betting stats Lincecum led NL rookies with 150 strikeouts in only 146 1/3 innings, while finishing 7-5 with a 4.00 ERA in 24 starts according to baseball bet stats. Zito had an 11-13 record and a 4.53 ERA according to baseball bet stats but was really good late in the season.
The Giants also scored more than two runs for him only 14 times according to baseball betting stats. They were shutout or held to one run 11 times when Zito started according to baseball betting numbers. Lowry, 14-8 with a 3.92 ERA last year, has been the Giants’ leading winner in two of the past three seasons according to baseball betting stats. Kevin Correia and Jonathan Sanchez are the leading candidates for the fifth starter’s spot according to baseball betting stats.
The bullpen needs help. It is a mess of arms with Vinnie Chulk, Brad Hennessey, Randy Messenger, Tyler Walker and Brian Wilson who is the probably closer. They also have Steve Kline, Jack Taschner and Erick Threets according to baseball bet experts. The Giants lost 24 games when leading or tied after seven innings and posted a 14-27 record in games decided in the final at-bat according to baseball betting stats.
The lineup according to baseball betting experts looks to have Dave Roberts in left, Kevin Frandsen at third, Randy Winn in right, Bengie Molina catching, Rowand in center, Durham at second, Dan Ortmeier at first and Omar Vizquel at short.
The Giants have a very good starting pitching staff but questions marks everywhere else according to baseball bet experts. If they can scratch out enough runs they can surprise against the baseball betting odds this season.