7/1 Pitching Report for MLB Bettors

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 11:58 AM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014 11:58 AM UTC

Our MLB betting odds expert Ross Benjamin provides his daily MLB starting pitching report, and hones in on two games on the Tuesday card. Read this article to find out who holds the starting pitching advantage in each of these.

Tampa Bay Rays (Price) vs. New York Yankees (Kuroda) 7:05 PM ET
The Rays starter David Price has seen his last three starts all go under the total while posting a stellar 2.22 ERA, a 0.82 WHIP, and a better than 8:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Price has cost his backers dearly over his last six starts. MLB bettors who wagered $100.00 per game on Price in his last 6-starts have lost $570.00, nickel players lost $2850.00, and dime players dropped $5700.00. Price has seen his last 5-starts at Yankee Stadium all go over the total. However, Price is 3-0 in his last 3 team starts at Yankee Stadium while posting a stellar 2.57 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and a 11:1 strikeout to walk ratio.

The Yankees starter Hideki Kuroda has a somewhat lofty 7.76 ERA over his last 3-starts. Kuroda had seen 5 of his last 6-starts versus the Rays go over the total. As a matter of fact Kuroda has struggled in 6 career starts versus the Rays posting a large 6.94 ERA, and allowed 8 home runs in just 34.0 innings. The right-hander has gone a very profitable 12-3 in his last 15 home team starts versus an opponent with a losing record.

Advantage: David Price

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Philadelphia Phillies (Burnett) vs. Miami Marlins (Alvarez) 7:05 PM ET
The Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez has been dominant over his last 7 team starts going a perfect 7-0 with a microscopic 0.82 ERA. Alvarez has pitched extremely well at home this season going 7-1 in his team starts with a sparkling 1.44 ERA and a better than 4:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Alvarez hasn’t seen any of his previous 4-starts versus the Phillies go over the total. The Marlins right-hander has started 3-games versus the Phillies this season and posted an outstanding 1.83 ERA in those outings.

The Phillies starter A.J. Burnett enters tonight having seen all of his previous four starts go under the total while posting a very good 2.59 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. Burnett has been solid in 17-starts this season posting a 3.89 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. Burnett has 3-starts versus the Marlins this season posting a 4.41 ERA and lofty 1.59 WHIP.

Advantage: Henderson Alvarez

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