Remember me Reset Password


Season Betting On MLB – Brewers And Giants Stand Out

Posted by Dale “Skip” Lalonde on 5/11/2011 4:22:03 PM
season betting on mlb

The online betting calculus is somewhat complicated in Milwaukee, but it’s not very hard to discern – or approve of – in Chicago. A Midwestern flavor colors this weekend in baseball.

National League Weekend Betting Picks:

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers – Saturday, May 14 – 7:10 PM ET

The sports betting gurus who cover baseball for a living have to admit they’re a little thrown off by the cluttered nature of the National League Central Division through the first month and a half of the season. As of the morning of Wednesday, May 11, the Pittsburgh Pirates – likened to a triple-A minor-league team by many a baseball analyst, especially in light of their low-grade payroll – stand at the .500 mark. Very few people in their right mind could have claimed that the Bucs would be this formidable and this resilient. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Brewers – who were aggressive in their offseason approach and tried to make one last run at a division championship – have simply not gotten untracked. The Brew Crew is an atrocious 6-15 away from home, making its 10-5 record in the comfy confines of Miller Park a minimally satisfying piece of reassurance. Milwaukee was supposed to have the combination of appreciably young arms and powerful bats to make some noise in a Central division won last year by the Cincinnati Reds, a team that has not yet proven it has year-in, year-out staying power. It’s true that the National League Central was supposed to be a wide-open division, but the Brewers were not supposed to be two games behind the Pirates on May 11. Can Milwaukee get going? We’ll find out this weekend, as the Brewers host the Pirates and conclude the series on Sunday afternoon in Wisconsin. The matchups suggest that Pittsburgh will fare well. The Buckos have Kevin Correia going, while the Brewers answer with Zack Greinke. Correia’s earned-run average of 3.25 is just over two runs lower than Greinke’s (5.40). Then again, Milwaukee – as noted above – is an extremely good team at home. Moreover, the Brewers have far more firepower than the light-hitting Pirates. Milwaukee hasn’t shown much to this point in the season, but the Brewers are a better team than the overachieving Bucs. Take Milwaukee this Sunday.

Pittsburgh Milwaukee Betting Pick: Milwaukee

Game Number Two:

San Francisco Giants @ Chicago Cubs – Sunday, May 15 – 2:20 PM ET

MLB baseball betting experts might not always be right – baseball is a fragile sport in which individual games are very difficult to project throughout the course of a 162-game regular season. Moreover, when one realizes the fact that the Chicago Cubs will be trotting out one of the better pitchers over the past half-decade, Carlos Zambrano, to the mound this Sunday afternoon, one could think that the San Francisco Giants will be in for a tough day.

Then again, when you counterbalance all of that with the presence of San Francisco starter Tim Lincecum, life doesn’t seem so complicated anymore.

Lincecum has been his typical “Filthy McNasty” self in his past two starts. The Cy Young Award winner has thrown 15 shutout innings and has silenced opposing bats. Zambrano might be good for seven innings and three runs, but Lincecum is locked in right now. It would be very hard to see how the Cubbies will score more than two runs against him. Take San Francisco, because Tim Lincecum is a shutdown starting pitcher of the highest caliber.

San Francisco Chicago Cubs Betting Pick: San Francisco



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top