Bet On MLB Baseball: Los Angeles Aces Scheduled To Square Off Again On Saturday


Baseball OddsIf you’re betting on baseball this weekend, you should be in for a duel on Saturday night in Los Angeles as the Angels face off with the Dodgers, and a pair of pitchers who should garner consideration for the Cy Young in their respective leagues will be on the mound for the second time in less than a week.

Dodgers vs. Angels Betting – Saturday, 9:05 PM ET

Clayton Kershaw (8-3, 2.98) tossed his second straight complete game in a 3-2 win over the Angels at home last weekend, allowing a pair of runs on six hits, and for the second consecutive outing, he also whiffed 11 batters. Kershaw now leads the National League in strikeouts, and he has walked just one batter over those two starts. Those who bet on MLB baseball should definitely keep track of Kershaw’s progress, because he is going to win a Cy Young one of these years, and it could be in 2011. The 23-year-old southpaw is now 2-1 in four starts against the Angels with an ERA of 2.60, and he’s 1-1 in two starts at Angel Stadium, posting an ERA of 3.29. Kershaw is also 2-2 in seven road starts this year with a 4.36 ERA.

Jered Weaver (9-4, 1.97) was on the hill for that 3-2 loss, but he took a no-decision by allowing a run on seven hits over seven innings, along with four strikeouts and a walk. Weaver hasn’t lost in seven starts, and over that time, he has allowed three runs or more in a start only once. But he’s not getting great run support from his team as Weaver is second from the bottom of the American League in run support, which makes his ERA look even more impressive. The 28-year-old righty is 4-2 in eight starts against the Dodgers with a 2.89 ERA, and he is 3-1 at home with a 2.23 ERA in six starts.

This is a grudge match that even WWE Raw fans could get behind, and it’s tough to even figure out who will be the favorite in this contest as both pitchers can be lights out when they have to be. This is the third time that Weaver and Kershaw will meet as Weaver won at Dodger Stadium in May 2009, while Kershaw struck back last week. Both meetings fell under the posted total, and it’s a safe bet to assume that this game will come in under as well, even though there will probably be an extremely low total. There isn’t much to set these pitchers apart, and the edge has to go to Weaver and the Angels at home, so that’s the play to make in your online sports betting book.

Bet On MLB Baseball: Greinke Continues Inconsistent Season in New York


Baseball OddsIf you follow MLB baseball news, you probably paid attention to New York’s pursuit of Zack Greinke, the former Cy Young winner who was on the market in Kansas City last summer, but Greinke, who suffered from depression and anxiety issues, decided to shun the bright lights of the Bronx for Milwaukee. Greinke has been all over the place as of late, and now he’ll head to New York as the Brewers open a three-game set with the Yankees.

Brewers vs. Yankees Betting – Tuesday, 7:05 PM ET

Greinke (7-2, 4.77) whiffed 10 batters for the second straight game in a 5-1 win at home over Tampa Bay, scattering a run on four hits, and he never allowed a walk. That was coming off a six-run out in which he also struck out 10 in Chicago against the Cubs, and those who bet on MLB baseball wondered when Greinke was going to hit his stride after missing the beginning of the year with broken ribs. The 2009 Cy Young winner has shown glimpses of that form, and he just needs to be consistent, although Greinke has been receiving some great run support. The 27-year-old righty is 2-3 in 10 games (Seven starts) against the Yankees with a 5.27 ERA, and this is his first outing in the new Yankee Stadium.

Freddy Garcia (6-6, 3.30) gave up a pair of runs, but they weren’t earned in a 4-2 win in Cincinnati, and he also allowed three hits through seven innings, along with four strikeouts and a walk. Garcia has done an excellent job for the Yankees, who have suffered some injuries to their rotation, and you could make an argument that he has been the most consistent pitcher the Yankees have had all season. The 35-year-old has dropped both of his starts against the Brewers, posting a 3.38 ERA, and he is 4-4 in eight starts at home with a 3.68 ERA.

In what WWE fans would possibly label as a grudge match, look for the Yankees to be slight favorites at home on Tuesday as they would like to give Greinke a taste of what he has been missing in New York, although he has gotten some great support, both on and off the field, from his new teammates in Milwaukee. Greinke is also 2-2 in four road starts in 2011 with a 5.64 ERA, and he just hasn’t been steady away from Miller Park, where he is 5-0 despite an ERA of 4.26. If he doesn’t get the run support he needs on the road, Greinke has looked ordinary, while Garcia has been steady all season. Go with the Yankees at home in your betting picks.


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