Betting baseball concerns are mounting, however, that the ownership and front office soap opera of the Dodges will eventually prove to be their baseball wagering downfall.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will take on the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night in what could be a Spring Training exhibition game preview of the 2011 National League Playoffs. Game time is set for 9:05 PM ET and Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on the matchup so be sure and open your account today.
The Los Angeles Dodgers were one of the biggest disappointments in all of baseball last year as they went from a 95 win playoff team in 209 to an 80-82 loser last year. Manager Joe Torre had an overall successful run in Los Angeles but decided to retire which could prove to be something of a “tell” as to what the future of the team truly is.
It is hard for baseball experts to fathom Torre walking out on a team that was poised to make a serious run at the World Series with the baseball betting odds. The New York Yankee flavor of the Dodgers remains, however, as Don Mattingly takes over for Torre as skipper.
The Dodgers were one of the biggest money losers on the board last year as they high expectations and poor results made them quite the overlay for 2010.
Run production must significantly improve for the Dodgers as they ranked 21st in the Big Leagues for that category in 2010. The Dodgers did bolster their pitching staff with the acquisition of right hand reliever Matt Guerrier from the Minnesota Twins.
The Cincinnati Reds on the other hand were one of the great success stories with the baseball lines as they went 92-70 to win the National League Central Division and are favored to repeat again for 2011.
The Reds were very quiet in the offseason as they are basically holding the winning hand of cards from last year as they believe their September pennant rally was an excellent building block.
Los Angeles opened at Sports-Gambling as a +3000 choice to win the World Series while the Cincinnati Reds were a +2500 betting baseball selection to win the Fall Classic.