Sports gambling online fans have seen Boston lose 10 out of their first 18 sports gambling matchups including a 4 game sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Boston is one of the most popular and backed teams on the sports gambling online board.
As a perennial playoff contender combined with that large following the Red Sox are often a significant overlay that offers less than equal value to gamblers. This means that a lot of folks backing Boston are getting cleaned out in the early going of the 2010 MLB season.
Boston has struggled in all aspects of the game. They ranked only 20th in the majors for run production while ranking 21st overall for staff earned run average. They also had a poor sports gambling online mark of 5-7 at home while breaking even at 3-3 on the road.
None of the regulars in the Boston lineup were hitting any better than Dustin Pedroia’s .284 average. Pedroia was the top weapon on the team with the baseball odds as he had a club best 5 home runs and 13 runs batted in.
JD Drew was a major sports gambling online disappointment as he was hitting a dismal .158 with 20 strikeouts in 57 at bats. Drew had just 2 home runs and 7 runs batted in.
The starting pitching for the Red Sox was another sports gambling online problem. Tim Wakefield was lit up for a 6.38 earned run average in his first 3 starts. Jon Lester was nearly as bad with a 6.23 earned run average.
Josh Beckett was also struggling with a 5.26 earned run average while John Lackey was at 5.09 to make Boston’s starting rotation one of the least effective in all of baseball.
One sports gambling online asset has been closer Jonathan Papelbon. The right hander had a 2.70 earned run average with 5 saves in 5 chances and 7 strikeouts in 10 innings of work.
While it is still early the weak starting pitching is a cause for concern, especially with most of the bats asleep as well. Boston’s board value will continue to plummet until marked improvement is shown.