Betting baseball expectations are also high for the Milwaukee Brewers to get back into the playoffs as they are a popular choice on the baseball wagering futures board.
The Milwaukee Brewers will host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Saturday afternoon in spring training exhibition baseball action with a starting time of 3:05 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure to have your account open and ready today for what surprisingly enough could be a World Series preview.
The Angels slipped badly last year with the baseball betting odds as they fell from a 97 win playoff team to an 80-82 also ran last year. The Angels streak of three consecutive playoff runs was over and the big problem was their normally powerful offense.
The Angeles slipped to 19th in the major leagues for run production while the pitching staff was a mediocre 14th for earned run average. Left hand reliever Scott Downs has arrived from the Toronto Blue Jays to bolster an already solid bullpen. Downs has kept his earned run average under 2.70 in 3 of the past 4 seasons.
Catcher Hank Conger is the rookie that everyone will be watching in spring training. One big problem from last year was the injury to first baseman Kendry Morales and that has been solved with his return. With Morales back in the lineup the offense will be a near lock to move back up to its previous levels of championship run production.
After winning 90 games and making the playoffs in 2008 the Milwaukee Brewers slipped back into their normal role as a loser with the baseball lines. But with the offseason acquisition of 2009 Cy Young Award Winner Zack Greinke for the starting rotation the feeling is that the Brew Crew is back as a serious championship threat in the National League Central Division.
Greinke’s arrival was desperately needed as the Brewers pitching staff finished 26th for earned run average. The offense is not a concern with Prince Fielder leading the lineup with 32 home runs last year.
The Angeles opened at Sports-Gambling as a +2500 choice to win the World Series while the Brewers were a +2000 betting baseball selection to win the 2011 Fall Classic.