Online baseball betting action will include one of the oldest, most bitter, and historic rivalries in the history of sports and the defending champion from last baseball betting online season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the San Francisco Giants in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night with a starting time of 8 PM ET and a telecast on ESPN. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this National League West Division rivalry showdown so be sure and open your account today.
The Dodgers enter opening day with high hopes of returning to contender status after their losing season of 2010 in which they had a betting baseball record of just80-82. Los Angeles had made the playoffs in 3 of the previous 4 seasons before last year’s fallout in which manager Joe Torre decided to retire.
The Dodgers had unexpected pitching woes last year and were also harmed by a lack of power on offense that could not offset the lack of consistent pitching. Clayton Kershaw and Chad Billingsley lead a pitching staff that is expected to return to prominence this year.
San Francisco was a major baseball wagering surprise as the World Series champion as they were able to overcome their perceived lack of offensive firepower to beat the Texas Rangers in the Fall Classic.
The Giants have one of the top pitchers in the game with number one starter Tim Lincecum who leads a staff that ranked best in all of baseball for earned run average. The offensive lineup came up clutch in the post season and should have enhanced confidence for 2011.
San Francisco has won 9 of the last 12 meetings in this head to head series with 11 of the last 16 meetings between these two teams going under the total. The Giants have won 4 of their last 4 visits to Dodger Stadium with 5 of the last 7 games between the teams in Los Angeles going under the total.
San Francisco was a +1000 selection at Sports-Gambling to win the 2011 World Series while The Dodgers were a +2500 choice to win the championship for the 2011 online baseball betting season.