Phillies fill baseball bettor bankrolls
The Phillies are rolling right now having won 10-straight. Will the winning MLB moneyline bets streak continue tonight when they host the Chicago Cubs with Jamie Moyer on the mound?
The 46-year-old Moyer has been pitching like a man half his age lately and has picked up the win in five-straight starts. In his last outing against the Marlins he tossed seven shutout innings while allowing only one hit. He hasn’t faced the Cubs yet this season, but in six career starts against Chicago he’s 3-0 with a 4.19 ERA.
Looking to stop the Phillies streak Wednesday night will be Cubs hurler Carlos Zambrano. He’s coming off a solid start in which he went five innings against the Nationals and allowed only one unearned run on four hits.
In three career starts at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia the Big Z is 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA. Over on the MLB lines page at Bovada the Phillies are a -110 home favorite in this game.
Three big name aces get road starts on Wednesday night and that usually means a road chalk situation for baseball bettors. Two out of three ain’t bad at least.
First up is Seattle big gun Felix Hernandez, as the Mariners drop in on Detroit. Hernandez hasn’t lost since May 19 and he’s 6-0 in 10 starts since then. More importantly the Mariners are 9-1 in those 10 starts. In his last start King Felix ruled the Indians and held Cleveland to two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts in eight innings. He faced the Tigers back in April and picked up a win after allowing three runs in six innings.
The Tigers give the ball to Armando Galarraga, who has only two wins in his last 14 starts. That’s why the Mariners are a -135 road favorite at Bovada
Carpenter looks to build a win for St. Louis
Also on tap Wednesday night is Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter in Houston to face the Astros. Carpenter has won three-straight starts and last time out threw eight shutout innings against the Diamondbacks. He has seven career starts at Houston’s Minute Maid Park and he’s gone 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA.
Roy Oswalt starts for Houston and he’s coming off a gem against the Dodgers. The Houston ace pitched a complete-game against Los Angeles and allowed only one run on four hits. However, in his lone starts against St. Louis this season he was blasted for six runs on nine hits in six innings. At Bovada the Cards are a -120 road favorite.
Lincecum truly is a giant
Finishing off our handful of Aces is Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum. He gets the call when the Giants take on the Braves in Atlanta. The Freak delivered another dominant effort in his last start against the Pirates, tossing seven innings and allowing one run on five hits with 10 strikeouts. He’s already taken care of the Braves once this season with eight shutout innings back in May.
The Braves are surprisingly listed as a -115 favorite on the baseball odds menu over at Bovada , most likely because opposing Lincecum will be Jair Jurrjens. In his last start he pitched six shutout innings versus the awful Mets and gave up only two hits. Overall in July so far he is 3-1 with a 2.16 ERA in four starts.