Sports gambling handicappers have seen a long dry spell in the Queen City, however, but the Reds are slated as a potential wild card team for 2010. Last season the Reds had a sports gambling record of 78-84 but showed marked improvement with one of the better pitching staffs in baseball.
The Reds may prove to be one of the better board values that you can find at a sports gambling site this year as they still are not a “public” team that attracts a lot of attention. Cincinnati’s sports gambling weakness last year was their offense as it ranked just 24th in the major leagues for run production.
The lack of run production wasted a solid performance by their pitching staff, which had an earned run average of 4.18 which was good for 9th best in all of baseball. The starting rotation has one of the best one-three combinations in all of sports gambling.
Right hander Aaron Harang had a solid 4.21 earned run average that went to waste with a lack of run support that caused his record to be a deceptive 6-14. Right hander Bronson Arroyo was the Reds top winner for the 2009 sports gambling season as he went 15-13 with a 3.84 earned run average.
He has won 14 more games in four out of the last five sports gambling seasons. Another right hander, Johnny Cueto, went 11-11 last year with a 4.41 earned run average. This will be only his third full season in the big leagues and improvement is expected. Closer Francisco Cordero is one of the best in the game.
He had 39 saves in 43 chances last year with a tidy 2.16 earned run average. First baseman Joey Votto carries the lineup. Last year Votto had a .322 batting average with 25 home runs and 84 runs batted in with 38 doubles. He has a career average of .310 in three seasons. The Reds are a young team with quite an upside for 2010.