The AL Central often takes a back seat to the AL East in terms of glamour and baseball betting interest but his often forgotten division in the heartland is as good as any in the MLB odds betting. What it may not have flashy franchise like the Yankees or Red Sox, what it lacks in big city glamour and big name players it makes up for in all-around baseball betting talent.
Year in and year out over the past few MLB betting seasons two of the best teams in the MLB odds action have been the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox. On Saturday July 17th the Twins will host the Sox in their new ballpark and there will be a lot more at stake than just bragging rights.
The Chicago White Sox are currently the hottest team in baseball betting and nobody is anxious to play this squad, least of all a hated division rival. After a very slow start to the season the Sox have been tearing through their baseball odds competition. This team has won nine games in a row and nearly 75% of its past 30 games.
This baseball betting hot streak has catapulted the Sox past the early division leading Twins and into first place in the AL West with a record of 50-38. After spending some time atop the division standings the Twins have fallen back to earth and currently sit third in the AL Central with a record of 46-43, trailing both the Sox (4.5 games) and the Detroit Tigers (3.5 games).
There’s still plenty of time left in the 2010 baseball odds competition to make up that ground but this series will be crucial to the Twinkies MLB playoff betting hopes. Minnesota can’t afford to lose any more ground with just over two and a half months left in the baseball betting action.
The Twins have the upper hand in this baseball odds matchup as they’ll be playing at home in front of a great crowd and the team will also have the resurgent Carl Pavano (10-6, 3.58 ERA) on the mound facing a surging Mark Buerhle. Buerhle has been stellar of late winning 8 of his last 10 starts but all Pavano has done this season is win.