Baseball betting is full of imperfect and the San Francisco Giants certainly fall into that category. This is a team that on paper is full of contradictions and is one of the most difficult to get a pulse on in the bet on baseball action.
Regardless the team has had success and it looks to continue its winning ways when it hosts the World Champ Philadelphia Phillies in the baseball betting on August 1st.
Baseball betting pundits like the way this team’s starting pitching has performed so far in the 2009 bet on baseball action. After getting off to a rocky start the starting rotation has been highly proficient the past few months with Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain (a combined 21 wins and collective ERA of 2.39) forming the deadliest starting tandem in baseball betting. Randy Johnson, the aging Cy Young winner, has looked sharp when healthy and the team other Cy Young winner (the team has three, the most in baseball betting) Barry Zito, has shown flashes of his former pitching self.
The only thing preventing this team from dominating the bet on baseball action is offense –or lack thereof. There is nothing frightening in this lineup for baseball betting opponents and manufacturing runs is like trying to wring blood from a stone for this light hitting lineup.
The Phillies suffer no such bet on baseball difficulties. This team can drive runs in all day with a virtually every player on the team making the all star team this is one of the more dangerous hitting lineups in baseball. But as you guessed, the pitching is lacking but improving. JA Happ has been a baseball betting revelation and just what the Phils needed to energize their postseason hopes. He’s off to a 7-0 start and has become the ace of the bet on baseball staff.
If the Giants are going to win this baseball betting contest they will have to get a quality start from their pitcher (not an uncommon event) and silence the Phillies bats. If they can get three runs in the first half of the baseball betting action and seven plus innings from the starter, San Fran’s chances are good. The Phillies will be worn out from their West Coast road trip and this could impact the baseball betting results.
Still the Phillies are among the very best in baseball betting on the road (29-15) and are the hottest team in baseball right now. Unless Lincecum or Cain is on the mound, bet on the Phillies to win this one.