Baseball Betting Tips – Bet On Pitchers With Run Support

Baseball Betting Tips - Bet On Pitchers With Run Support

Baseball Betting Tips – Bet On Pitchers With Run Support

While the age-old idiom that says good pitching always beats good hitting still applies in today’s modern Major League Baseball, pitchers of all skill levels will tell you there’s nothing like some good run support.

Having said that, baseball betting buffs also need to know which pitchers are getting good run support and which ones are not. Whether it’s a Cy Young contender like Justin Verlander, or a baby-faced rookie just looking to avoid getting pounded, if you’re betting on Major League Baseball, then you need to know which starting pitchers are getting consistent run support and which ones are getting the short end of the stick, no pun intended, from their teammates.

This look at baseball’s best and worst run supported pitchers will give you some betting assistance as the 2014 MLB season speeds toward its final quarter.

The Best MLB Pitchers To Bet On

Starting Pitchers Have at least 10 starts and get an average of at least 5.0 runs per game.

Pitcher – Starts – Run Support – Record – ERA  – Team

Juan Nicasio – 14 – 6.79 – 8-6 – 5.92 – Colorado
Nicasio has gotten a whopping 25 runs over his last three starts – while giving up a generous 20 runs himself.

Chase Anderson – 11 – 5.91 – 7-4 – 3.58 – Arizona
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 2-0 in Anderson’s last pair of starts – after going 0-4 in his four previous outings and 4-0 prior to that. Talk about wacky! Still, this lucky hurler s getting an insane 5.91 runs per start.

Jesse Chavez – 20 – 5.8 – 14-6 – 3.14 – Oakland
Chavez got nine runs of support in his last start – and 28 total runs over his last quartet of starts.

Jordan Lyles – 12 – 5.58 – 6-6 – 3.52 – Colorado
Lyles got a whopping eight runs from his Rockies teammates the last time out – while limiting the opposition to just two runs – in a crazy 16-8 loss on June 4.

C.J. Wilson – 19 – 5.58 – 10-9 – 4.33 – Angels
Wilson has gotten at least seven runs of support in three of his last four starts, which by the way, were all victories for the Angels.

Jorge De La Rosa – 20 – 5.55 – 13-7 – 4.30 – Colorado
De La Rosa has won five of his last six starts – while getting at least six earned runs from his Rockies teammates – and a whopping 10 runs in two of those starts.

Matt Shoemaker – 10 – 5.4 – 7-3 – 4.54 – Angels
Los Angeles is 7-2 in Shoemaker’s last 10 starts and the hurler should be thankful for getting at least at least four runs of support in nine of those outings – and at least six runs in five.

Wei-Yin Chen – 20 – 5.35 – 13-7 – 3.92 – Baltimore
Wei-Yin Chen has gotten at least four runs of support in nine of his L/10 starts while winning three straight and four of his last five for the red-hot Orioles.

Travis Wood – 20 – 5.25 – 10-10 – 5.12 – Cubs
Wood has gotten at least seven runs of support in six of his L/10 starts…but the Cubs are just 5-5over the span.

Scott Kazmir – 20 – 5.25 – 15-5 – 2.32 – Oakland
Kazmir has gotten at least five runs of support in five of his last 10 starts while helping Oakland go 7-3 over the span – and limiting the opposition to two runs or less in a mind-boggling nine of those outings. Kazmir has allowed one run or less in each of his last four starts.

2nd Tier MLB Pitchers To Bet On Who Have Strong Run Support

Pitcher – Starts – Run Support – Record – ERA 

  • Justin Verlander – 21 – 5.19 – 12-9 – 4.84
  • Mark Buehrle – 20 – 5.15 – 14-6 – 2.86
  • Tom Millone – 16 – 5.13 – 9-7 – 3.55
  • Garrett Richards – 20 – 5.1 – 15-5 – 2.47
  • Marco Estrada – 18 – 5.06 – 9-9 – 4.94
  • Dallas Kuechel – 18 – 5.06 –  10-8 – 3.29

Other Notable MLB Starting Pitchers To bet On

Pitcher – Starts – Run Support – Record – ERA 

  • Felix Hernandez -21-4.9-15-6-2.02
  • Clayton Kershaw -15-4.8-12-3-1.92
  • Erik Bedard -15-4.8-7-8-4.88
  • Max Scherzer -20-4.7-14-6-3.34
  • Jered Weaver -22-4.64-14-8-3.36
  • Clay Buchholz -16-4.63-7-9-5.50
  • Jordan Zimmermann -20-4.6-12-8-3.20
  • Stephen Strasburg -22-4.59-11-11-3.67
  • Homer Bailey -20-4.45-9-11-4.22
  • Yu Darvish -19-4.42-12-7-2.92
  • Dan Haren -21-4.29-10-11-4.49
  • Adam Wainwright -20-4.25-15-5-2.02
  • Chris Sale -15-4.2-10-5-2.03
  • Fausto Carmona -18-4.11-7-11-4.25
  • Zack Greinke -20-4.1-11-9-2.90
  • Gio Gonzalez -15-4-10-5-3.74

The Worst Starting MLB Pitchers To Bet On

Starting Pitchers Have at least 10 starts and get an average of 3.25 runs per game or less.

Pitcher – Starts – Run Support – Record – ERA 

Andrew Cashner -12-2.17-6-6-2.36 – Padres
The Padres gave this kid two runs of support or less in six of his last seven starts.

Eric Stults -20-2.35-7-13-5.00 – Padres
The Padres lead the way in lack of run support – and have given Stults one run or less of support in six of his last 10 starts while going 2-8 over his last 10.

Brett Oberholtzer -13-2.62-4-9-4.32 – Houston
The Astros have give this hurler two runs of support or less in seven of his L/10 starts while going 2-8 over the stretch.

Danny Duffy -15-2.8-6-9-2.47 – Kansas City
Duffy has gotten two runs of support or less from his Royals teammates in four straight starts and six of his last seven overall.

Jhoulys Chacin -11-2.91-2-9-5.40 – Colorado
Things may be turning around for Chacin as he’s gotten at least four runs of support from his offensive mates in Colorado in five of his last six starts – after getting two runs or less in each of his previous three.

Never Bet On These Low Run Support Pitchers

  • Yovani Gallardo -20-3.25-9-11-3.79
  • Zach McAllister -12-3.25-6-6-5.28
  • Matt Cain -15-3.2-5-10-4.38
  • Ubaldo Jimenez -18-3.17-6-12-4.52
  • Chris Young -19-3.16-10-9-3.22
  • Jake Peavy -20-3.15-5-15-4.72
  • Ryan Vogelsong -20-3.1-11-9-3.99
  • Jeff Samardzija -21-3.1-6-15-2.80
  • Ian Kennedy -22-3.09-10-12-3.66
  • Michael Wacha -15-3-6-9-2.79
  • Alex Wood-12-2.92-5-7-3.24