Ordinarily a baseball wagering matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals wouldn’t draw much attention from the sports betting world.
Truth be told, the Royals are one of the consistently worst teams in the MLB wagering action. Year in and year this one of the worst teams in baseball and the last time this team even came within sniffing distance of .500 seems like ages ago.
The Chicago White Sox are a better team and in recent years have reached new heights of baseball wagering success because –or in spite- of Manager Ozzie Guillen’s antics. And at 39-36 this team is 3 games over .500 and just 2 games out of first place in the AL Central MLB wagering standings.
So ordinarily this matchup is a most likely a boring and unappealing Sox win over their division rival. After all, the hapless Royals are 33-44 and 9.0 games out of the baseball betting division lead. For all intents and purposes KC’s season is already over and it’s not even July yet. By the time the baseball wagering season draws to a close this team will likely be 20+ games off the lead. So what makes this MLB wagering matchup so intriguing? Pitching!.
Two of the premier pitchers in the baseball wagering action will take the mound in what should be a solid pitcher’s duel.
The Royals’ Zach Greinke, just a year removed from an excellent season last year has struggled early on in the 2010 MLB wagering action. His 3-8 record combined with 3.72 ERA are well off his totals from last season but he’s pitched well of late giving up just 7 runs in this last three starts and working an impressive 24 innings.
He’ll duel with ace Jake Peavey (7-5, 4.71 ERA) who got off to a rotten start to the baseball wagering season but has been as good as anyone in the MLB odds action over the past month. In June he gave up just 4 runs and went 3-1, including a complete game.
It should be fun to watch these two hurlers and the batter struggle in this baseball wagering contest. But in the end Peavey wins this game as he gets more help at the plate in what should be a low scoring affair.
Sox win and keep in the AL Central hunt.