Two American League rivals meet on Tuesday in baseball betting as the Chicago White Sox host the Kansas City Royals in the second game of a three-game series.
These two teams normally battle each other to a standstill as before yesterday’s MLB betting contest they had split their last 20 meetings.
Baseball betting trends indicate that the Royals were very competitive at Chicago last year. In fact, Kansas City won five of the nine meetings. That is a surprise since the Royals are not a good road team. Another trend in those nine games was that six of them went under the total. It is always risky to bet Kansas City games under the total since they have a rotten bullpen but trends to point to a low scoring game on Tuesday.
This series is kind of a homecoming for Kansas City’s Scott Podsednik who used to play for the White Sox. Early in the season you can make a case that Podsednik is one of the biggest surprises in the league. He was leading the league in hitting and that is a huge shock. "If you start reading into much of it, you can believe it," Podsednik said. "If you don’t read it, you don’t worry about it, you don’t focus on it, then it’s not going to be that big of a deal. So I tend to just not get caught up in it." Podsednik was also leading the Royals in stolen bases early in the season. "I’ve always had the ability to run and I understood early that I was going to have to steal bases and do all those little things to hang around the league," he said. "So I learned how to steal bases or got better at it in the Minor Leagues. I’m still getting better at it, but I’ve still had the green for most teams that I’ve played for." Baseball betting statistics indicate that he had 70 steals with the Brewers in 2004 and last year he had 30 in 132 games for the White Sox.
Podsednik is also a solid left fielder and has fit in well with the Royals. “He’s been a great addition for us without a doubt. I really like the way that he plays left field," manager Trey Hillman said. The White Sox may regret letting Podsednik get away. He led them in hitting last year at .304 and considering Chicago’s rotten offense this season he has been missed as he can make an impact on MLB betting results.