NL West baseball betting fans are in for a treat when intra-state rivals San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers go head to head in the baseball odds competition with the NL West title on the line. The Giants are off to one of the hottest starts in the MLB odds action and sit atop the division at the moment but if the Dodgers can sweep this 3-game baseball wagering series they could find themselves atop the NL West.
The Giants (6-2) have been one of the best teams in the baseball odds competition so far this year dominating teams with their pitching and manufacturing runs with surprising efficiency. The stellar pitching has been no surprise as this team has one of the best starting rotation in the NL betting action.
Two-time reigning Cy Young Award winner Tim Linceum has picked up where he left off last baseball betting season by going 2-0 in his first 2 MLB betting starts this season. In 14 innings of work he’s allowed just 2 runs and struck out 17 with an ERA of just 1.29. Fellow starters Barry Zito and Jeremy Affeldt are also 2-0 and this group has been far and away best in the early going of the 2010 MLB betting action.
The Dodgers (3-4), preseason favorites on many sports betting sites to win the NL West, have not been so fortunate and, in fact, LA’s starters have been among the worst in the MLB betting action. The team currently sits in last place in the standings with no pitcher on staff yet to win more than a single game. Add to that the fact that Clayton Kershaw leads the team in ERA (4.50) with the second best ERA on the belonging to Vincente Padilla (a whopping 11.42!) and you get some idea of just how bad the starting pitching has been.
Even in the unfriendly confines of Chavez Ravine the giants should be able to get the win in this baseball betting matchup because of their superior pitching.