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Sports Gambling Online - Padres Surprise of NL

Sports gambling online handicappers are starting to take notice of the San Diego Padres as the early surprise of the National League with a mark of 11-7.

Sports gambling online interest is starting to spread as the Padres were the surprise sports gambling leaders of the National League West Division.

The sports gambling online expectations were small for the Padres this year as they compete in the overloaded National League West Division with the perennial contender Los Angeles Dodgers, up and coming co-favorite San Francisco Giants, and last year’s wild card representative Colorado Rockies.

The Padres modest goal was to beat out the Arizona Diamondbacks to avoid the division basement.

The reason for San Diego’s sports gambling online success so far has been their pitching staff that was ranked 2nd in all the majors for earned run average.  The offense was also a pleasant surprise as it ranked 12th in the majors for run production.

San Diego made a major statement with the baseball odds in a three game home sweep of the Giants April 19-21 that solidified their status as an early season contender in the National League.

Third baseman Chase Headley got off to a blistering start to the 2010 sports gambling online season as he was hitting .379 with 6 doubles, 1 home run, and 7 runs batted in and 14 runs scored.  Headley had a .431 on base percentage and a slugging percentage of .515.

Another key sports gambling online asset for the Padres has been first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.  Gonzalez was hitting .322 with 4 doubles, 5 home runs, 12 runs batted in and 12 runs scored. He had an on base percentage of .438 and a slugging percentage of .644.

Right hand starter Kevin Correia led the pitching staff with a strong start to the sports gambling online season.  Correia was 3-1 with a 3.13 earned run average and had 22 strikeouts in 23 innings of work.

Right hand starter Jon Garland was a hard luck story as he had a sparkling 2.86 earned run average but a record of only 1-2.  If he continues pitching at that level and gets run support the Padres will be even more dangerous.

San Diego’s hot start and low expectations have made them one of the top money making values on the board so far.