National League Powers Highlight Saturday’s Baseball Betting

With a full slate of Saturday games, isn't this weekend a good time to get into the Baseball Betting action?

Here are big games from the Senior Circuit to keep your eye on.

New York Mets (4-9 SU, 4-9 R/L, 12-0-1 O/U) at Atlanta Braves (5-8 SU, 6-7 R/L, 5-7-1 O/U)

Saturday, April 16: 4:10 p.m., Live from Turner Field, Atlanta, GA

Betting Odds:

New York:

(Mike Pelfrey-R)

Atlanta:

(Jair Jurrjens-R)

As hard as it is to believe, entering the Baseball Betting weekend, the Mets and Braves are actually at the bottom of the NL East standings. Then again, looking at some of the early season numbers on these teams, it really is little surprise.

For New York, the problem has been the pitching, plain and simple. The Mets enter this weekend series with arguably the worst staff in baseball, one which is sporting a team ERA of 5.62. And Saturday's starter Mike Pelfrey has been responsible as anyone for that abysmal start. On the year, Pelfrey has just one decision, but truth be told, has made three awful starts in a row. His 10.80 ERA, says it all, as Pelfrey has given up 14 earned runs in just 11.2 innings pitched.

However, if the Mets ever have a chance to get a Baseball Betting win, it'll be against an Atlanta offense that has been just as bad as their pitching. The Braves have truly been pathetic this year, as their .223 team batting average and 3.31 runs per game, both rank 26th out of 30 Major League teams.

So now comes the moment of truth: Will it be New York's awful pitching, or Atlanta's abysmal offense which gets the upper-hand Saturday? For one day, give us the Mets.

For all their faults on the bump, the Mets can score runs, averaging 4.85 per game, and have scored at least four runs in five of their last six games. Look for that trend to continue Saturday against Atlanta starter Jair Jurrjens who'll be making his first start of the season.

It won't be pretty, and it probably will be high-scoring, but look for the Mets to get a money line victory in Saturday's Baseball Betting picks.

Baseball Betting Pick: New York Money Line and OVER Run Total

St. Louis Cardinals (6-7 SU, 7-6 R/L, 6-6-1 O/U) at Los Angeles Dodgers (6-7 SU, 6-7 R/L, 7-4-2 O/U)

Saturday, April 16: 10:10 p.m., Live from Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

Betting Odds:

St. Louis:

(Kyle McClellan-R)

Los Angeles:

(Clayton Kershaw-L)

Next up, let's head out West, where one of the league's best pitchers will again be on the mound.

That pitcher is Los Angeles' Clayton Kershaw, and barely 23-years-old, the lefty has established himself as one of the rising stars in this sport. Through three starts, Kershaw is 2-1, with a spectacular 1.37 ERA, after allowing just three earned runs in 19.2 innings of work.

And even against a strong St. Louis lineup, we still like Kershaw and the Dodgers as our Saturday Baseball Betting pick.

To their credit, St. Louis does enter this game with a .280 team batting average, courtesy of Colby Rasmus, Lance Berkman and others having big years. The problem is, they just haven't faced a guy with the stuff of Kershaw all year. It also doesn't hurt the Dodgers chances that they've got a solid lineup, led by Matt Kemp, who is hitting a blistering .444 on the year.

Simply put, St. Louis isn't nearly as bad as their sub .500 record would indicate. However against Kershaw and company, we've got to take the Dodgers, at least Saturday night.
Make Los Angeles your Baseball Betting pick this weekend.

Baseball Betting Pick: Los Angeles Money Line