Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday Baseball Bets

So the Yanks won yesterday after getting shut out the day before. This makes them 5-1 following a shutout this year and outscoring opponents 36-16 in those games. Something to watch for during the rest of the season.

Meanwhile, Favre is really trying to kill my retirement bet. I am surprised that he still wants to come back. It looks like Green Bay won't release him, so maybe he'll decide to stay retired, but it looks like a losing bet right now...

Looking at today's baseball games, Tampa Bay looks like a gimme, but they're -159 and have lost 6 strsight... Today's only homedogs are Toronto (vs the Yankees) and the Pirates (vs the Cards). but I can't bet either of them. In fact, I think that I have the bet the Cards this game.

Pittsburgh's pitcher, Ian Snell has been terrible in three starts against the Cards this year and has gone 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA. He’s has an all time 4.88 ERA in 10 starts and one relief appearance vs St. Louis. Meanwhile, the Cards starter, Joel Piñeiro, has a 2.81 lifetime ERA against the Pirates.

I'm also jumping on Texas at home today. They're trying to sweap the series against the White Sox, and they're looking for they're 22 year old rookie pitcher, Matt Harrison, to have a good day. This is only Harrison's second major league start (that this is probably why the line is so close), but he was great in his first. He's going up against José Contreras, who has an ERA of over 5 on the road this year and a lifetime ERA of over 6 vs Texas. If you don't like Harrison, the over could be a good bet (currently at 10.5 runs).

Today's baseball bets:
St. Louis Cardinals -114 (bet at BoDog)
Joel Pineiro (R)

Texas Rangers -101 (also bet at BoDog)
Matt Harrison (L)

Good Luck today.

The Online Sports Bettor