The Latest MLB Betting Games
More games, more games, more sports gambling games to bet on. In a few short weeks the NBA and NHL will be over, and it’ll be all eyes on baseball until September. Let’s see what’s cooking for Friday’s games.
Dodgers at Cubs. No Manny, but in a dismal division outside of their own record, the Dodgers have little to worry about. Makes you wonder why Peavy is staying put for now. The Cubs, after bouncing around and showing a little life, took a huge nosedive back to third place in the division and getting swept by division rival Cardinals. This one sees Lilly vs. Billingsley. Lilly’s chugging along with a 5-3 record and 3.35 ERA – which are respectable numbers. Billingsley, though, bolstered by L.A.’s terrific offense, has a 6-1 record. But don’t think he’s all run support, because his 2.5 ERA is just as impressive as the Dodgers’ offensive numbers (2nd in average, first in runs in the NL). Road team will be a nice favorite here -150 to Cubs +130. I’d take the Dodgers. Strong pitching will win the MLB Betting over a team that doesn’t seem to care it has all the talent and none of the gel it takes to win.
Boston at Toronto. Boy are the Red Sox breathing down the neck of the Blue Jays now. You knew they’d make a run, you just didn’t know if it’d be this early in the season still (or that the Yanks would be a factor again). Wakefield vs. Richmond and both have similar ERAs and records, but Wakefield is always better at home. The Blue Jays, believe it or not, have the best average in the AL. And they’re the complete package on the other side of the ball, as well, with the second best team ERA. It’s not all Halladay this year, the Blue Jays are in the fight for the long haul. The Blue Jays will be hungry for revenge after getting swept by the Red Sox in Boston recently. Toronto gets the edge with a -125, +115. I’d also take the under on this game.
And a quickie, Reds at Brewers. Just when you think the baseball betting Reds are ready to turn the corner the way the Blue Jays have and take a good stab at being a first place team, they find a way to disappoint you. Homer Bailey and his 12.5 ERA don’t exactly infuse confidence that they’ll reverse that trend on the road in this one. The Brewers send Looper, who while not lighting it up, at least isn’t Homer Bailey. Brewers will be a -160 to +135 favorite and I’ll take them as a safe line bet.