Sports gambling fans had to be disappointed with the sluggish start that the defending World Series Champs got off to this season.
Online gambling pundits had long heralded the Boston Red Sox as the favorites to repeat as the sports gambling champs. But a disappointing start had led many sports gambling fans to believe that team was a flop until it recently reclaimed the top spot in its division from the Tampa Bay (used to be Devil) Rays.
Sports gambling fans are a fickle lot and there seemed to be mutiny in the air as the Sox struggled and the Rays surged early on in the online gambling baseball season, but now as the All Star break looms on the horizon the Sox are back where they want to be, on top of the sports gambling universe. With several recent wins in a head to head battle with the Rays the Sox have put some distance with their upstart rivals and built a slight sports gambling cushion. In fact, the Sox are now within a half game of the best record in the AL sports gambling and are close to the best record in baseball.
Online gambling fans have rightly attributed the surge to so factors: Big Papi waking up from his sports gambling slumber at the plate and improved pitching from its starters. After an absolutely rotten start David Ortiz came to life in the month of May hitting more homers than just about anyone else in sports gambling before being hit with a pitch and knocked out of the sports gambling mix for a few weeks.
The key has been the pitching which is one the team’s greatest strength according to online gambling pundits. When Boston’s starters are on, online gambling fans would be hard pressed to find a better unit in all of sports betting. Josh Beckett has been inconsistent at times but is still as commanding as any pitcher in sports gambling. But the real star of the rotation so far this year has been Dice-K, who after a year of MLB sports gambling under his belt seems to have adjusted nicely to the American version of the game. He is among the league leaders in wins and with a 2.53 ERA and near the top of the list in strike outs, he’s been one of the best pitchers in sports gambling.
The season is still far from over, but from this vantage point, it seems as though the Sox will once again be competing for the top baseball prize in sports gambling.