Baseball betting in the AL West hasn’t drawn the same type of attention as say the race in the AL East.
But perhaps it should as there is some very compelling bet on baseball action going down on the left coast right now. When the Mariners travel to the great state of Texas to take on the Rangers on August second, there will be much more than baseball betting pride on the line; there could be a baseball betting division title up for grabs.
Baseball betting fans have seen the Angels storm out of the gates after the All-Star break and establish a three game lead in the AL West. There is little doubt at the moment that the Angels are the bet on baseball team to beat in the West. Still just three games separate them from the Rangers in the baseball betting standings. The Mariners are just five games back in one of the most improbable developments in the baseball betting season.
The Mariners just might be the biggest surprise in the bet on baseball headlines this year. Entering the season with almost expectation and very little discernable talent on the roster, this team has scratched and clawed its way in to contention down the baseball betting home stretch. King Felix has been outstanding with 11 wins, a 2.48 ERA and 137 Ks. He’s also gotten a little help from his fellow starters (Jared Washburn in particular) and David Aardsma has been one of the best closers in baseball betting (23 Saves in 25 appearances). At the plate Russell Branyan has been doing the heavy lifting with 24 HRs and 54 RBIs. Ichirio has been his dazzling self batting .357 in the baseball betting action.
The Rangers have also surprised leading the AL West for most of the bet on baseball season. The team is loaded with all stars (Josh Hamilton, Nelson Cruz Jr., Ian Kinsler, etc) and has one of the most dangerous lineups in baseball betting. The hitting is no big surprise but this year Kevin Millwood and company have actually provided some support on the mound.
This game wouldn’t have registered on the baseball betting radar a month ago, but this is going to be an important game in a pivotal bet on baseball series. The winner in this baseball betting contest is going to gain valuable ground in the AL West and it could set the stage for the final division standings. Hard to pick a winner here, could come down to the starting pitching, but any way you look at it this will be a very exciting baseball betting opportunity.