9/14 Starting Pitchers Keep Games Under Betting Total

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, September 14, 2014 11:25 AM UTC

Sunday, Sep. 14, 2014 11:25 AM UTC

Our resident MLB handicapping expert Ross Benjamin examines pitching matchups in A’s/Mariners and Yankees/Orioles. You can receive a huge wagering edge by reading this revealing sports betting article.

A’s vs. Mariners 4:10 PM ET
The A’s will turn to veteran Jon Lester for this crucial final game of this AL West series that has serious playoff implications in regards to the MLB postseason. Lester enters this matinee affair in very good form over his previous 4-starts, posting a stellar 2.17 ERA, and better than 6:1 strikeout to walk ratio. The A’s southpaw hurler has seen just 10 of his 29-starts (34.5%) go over the total this season while posting a solid 2.52 ERA in the process. He’s also seen 9 of his 12-starts during the day go under the total.

The Mariners will counter with right-hander Chris Young. Young was able to shake off a couple of rough starts by turning in a solid performance his last outing. The Mariners starter has gone 9-4 against the money at home this season, with a very good 2.35 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP, and just 2 of those 13-outings went over the total. Young has seen his last 4-starts versus Oakland all go under the total.

Advantage: I’m not willing to give either of these starting pitchers the betting edge today. However, I do like this game to be a low scoring affair, and would lean toward making a MLB pick on going under the total.

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Yankees vs. Orioles 8:05 PM ET
The Yankees Hideki Kuroda hasn’t seen any of his last 8-starts go over the total. As a matter of fact, just 8 of his 29-starts (27.6%) have gone over the total in 2014. Kuroda has also not seen any of his last 10-starts versus the Orioles go over the total. I’m not done just yet. The Yankees hurler has seen only 4 of his last 29-starts (13.8%) go over the total, when he’s faced an opponent with a winning record.

The Orioles Chris Tillman has been absolutely lights out over his last 9-starts go 9-0 against the money, with an excellent 2.06 ERA, and a 0.95 WHIP. Tillman hasn’t seen any of his previous 6-starts at Camden Yards versus the Yankees go over the total. The Orioles right-hander has seen just 7 of his last 27-starts (25.9%) at home go over the total when facing an opponent with a winning record.

Advantage: There’s no sense over-thinking this situation. These two pitchers have displayed overwhelming evidence that points to a low scoring affair. My lean here is to make a wager at Pinnacle Sports to go under the total.

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