Baseball betting odds in the AL Central always seems to be competitive. Two perennial AL Central contenders in the baseball odds will go toe-to-toe when the Twins take the short trip to Chicago’s South Side to take on the White Sox on May 20th.
These teams know each other well and it should prove to be a very interesting baseball betting odds match up.
Baseball betting odds fans have witnessed these teams string together some pretty impressive seasons over the past five years with the White Sox even taking a World Series title. But so far in the 2009 baseball odds season these teams are both looking at organizations that have had a good ride but are now struggling to keep pace in the AL Central baseball betting odds brawl.
This game (and baseball betting odds series) will be extremely important for both clubs. The Twins sit in third place in the AL Central standings and lead the fourth place Sox by just a half a game. Every game counts in this division and baseball betting odds gurus can’t help but feel like every game will matter when it comes to sorting the division champ this season.
Both teams are hovering just below .500 and would love to get back in the baseball betting odds black. Over the past ten baseball betting odds games both teams have posted sub .500 records and there really hasn’t been a lot of reason for hope.
The twins have been very good in the home games but awful on the road running up a dismal 4-8 record in the baseball odds. The Sox have been less dismal on the road but are just 8-8 in their match ups in Chicago. The Twins poor play could tip this baseball betting odds match up in the Sox favor. It seems to be the one glaring stat when measuring up these otherwise pretty evenly paired teams.
The Twins are led once again by baseball betting odds all-star Justin Morneau who’s off to another tremendous start in the baseball odds (8HR, 26 RBI, .315). And the team has also shown a bit of pop at the plate with plenty of long balls in the season so far. The pitching though has been subpar with starters failing to put in long innings and the bull pen caving under the pressure.
The Sox can and should win this game. The bats have been decent and the bullpen strong. The biggest weakness has been the starting pitcher –aside from Mark Beuhrle. If the Sox get a good outing from their starter they will win this baseball betting odds contest.