Baseball betting almost always favors the New York Yankees and that is likely to be the case on Sunday as New York hosts Detroit in Grapefruit League action.
New York is the defending World Series champs and they get a lot of respect in MLB betting.
Baseball betting could also be profitable on Detroit this season but they still won’t get the attention that the Yankees get. New York has a powerful lineup and a very good pitching staff. New York is still looking for a fifth starter though. One of the contenders for that spot is Joba Chamberlain. He pitched well on Wednesday and is making the decision tough on New York manager Joe Girardi. He pitched four strong innings and gave up just one run. "That’s me — attacking the strike zone and being able to work on some things in certain counts," Chamberlain said. "I just felt really aggressive. It’s one of those things where once you feel it, you continue to build from that. I think it’s a good thing from a mental aspect to build on."
Baseball betting statistics indicate that the Yankees have five contenders for the fifth spot in the rotation. Baseball betting information indicates that Chamberlain is battling Phil Hughes, Alfredo Aceves, Chad Gaudin and Sergio Mitre. Chamberlain badly needed a good outing and he got one against the Phillies. "I give [Girardi] a little bit of the credit, because sometimes you need a little bit of a kick in the rear," Chamberlain said.
Girardi has said that the first two outings of the spring don’t mean much but the ones after that are going to count. "I told them I wasn’t going to evaluate them a whole lot the first couple of outings," Girardi said, "I don’t necessarily think that they had a lot of innings under their belt, and they don’t have the arm strength that they have at this point.”
Chamberlain even asked Andy Pettitte, New York’s established starter and a pitcher who wins vs. baseball betting lines, what he could do. "Every single one of us has been in that position before," Pettitte said. "This is a battle. I’m established and I know I’m going to be in the rotation, but I’m telling you, I approach every game as if someone is trying to take my job.” The Yankees have a tough decision regarding Chamberlain and it will be interesting in MLB betting to see what they do.