Sports Betting Online – Verlander Throws Season’s Second No-Hitter

May 31, 2011 Sports Betting

We had not seen a no-hitter in baseball sports betting online until Minnesota’s Francisco Liriano threw won last week.

In less than a week’s time we now have two as Detroit’s Justin Verlander no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.  The Tigers seem to have been sparked by Verlander’s gem as they won again in sports betting on Sunday as they beat the Blue Jays 5-2.

Second No-Hitter for Verlander
Justin Verlander now has two no-hitters in his career after dominating the Blue Jays on Saturday. The Tigers routed the Blue Jays 9-0 behind Verlander who nearly pitched a perfect game. The only runner to reach base was J.P. Arencibia who drew a walk in the 8th inning.  Verlander did face the minimum though as the next batter after Arencibia hit into a double play.  Verlander also threw a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers in June of 2007 but he said he felt calmer in this one.  Verlander struck out 12 when he no-hit the Brewers while he struck out just four against the Blue Jays. There is no denying the fact that Verlander is the ace of the Tigers but he has started a bit slowly this season. The win against the Blue Jays improved his overall record to 3-3. His ERA has now dropped to 3.16 this season.

Will it Spark the Tigers?
The question for gamblers to answer as they make their sports betting online wagers at the Sbg sportsbook is whether or not the no-hitter will spark the Tigers.  It just might. Detroit has now won two straight and five of their last six. The schedule sets up well for the Tigers as they are at Toronto to finish up that series on Monday before a brief two-game set at Minnesota against a struggling Minnesota team. They will then come home for games against Kansas City and Toronto. Detroit will be a slight underdog on Monday but they could be favored in the games at Minnesota and they will be favored at home vs. the Royals and Blue Jays. The Tigers are finally starting to hit the ball as they have moved up to 11th in the league, averaging 4.34 runs per game.  They are finally starting to move up the rankings in pitching as well as they are 22nd in the league with a team ERA of 4.27.