New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia hasn’t thrown the ball well since the All-Star break, but he lands in a favorable situation against the Chicago White Sox. Should you back him and the Yankees in your MLB picks?
Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for seven starting pitchers that are scheduled to hit the mound Wednesday.
Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants
The left-hander has pitched at least seven innings and allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last nine starts.
In five starts versus the Milwaukee Brewers, Bumgarner has compiled a 3-1 record and 1.25 ERA—surrendering three runs or fewer in each of those efforts.
Bartolo Colon, Oakland Athletics
The right-hander is 11-1 with a 1.69 ERA over his last 15 starts—tossing six or more innings and allowing three runs or fewer in each of those appearances.
In three lifetime outings versus the Cincinnati Reds, Colon has posted a perfect 3-0 record and 2.37 ERA—not having faced them since June 14, 2007.
Ryan Dempster, Boston Red Sox
The right-hander has led the club to four consecutive victories, with the offense scoring 31 runs over that span.
In 25 career games (14 starts) versus the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, Dempster is 7-7 with a 3.79 ERA.
Miguel Gonzalez, Baltimore Orioles
He has suffered back-to-back losses against the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals, allowing 17 runs (10 earned) and 17 hits in 8.1 innings of work over that span.
Gonzalez is 3-4 with a 3.60 ERA in 10 road starts, surrendering just three home runs in 60 combined frames.
Matt Harvey, New York Mets
The right-hander has watched the club drop his last two trips to the mound, as the offense has provided just one run over that span.
In 12 home games this season, Harvey has tallied a winning 3-2 record and 2.03 ERA, with opposing hitters batting .186 against him.
CC Sabathia, New York Yankees
The left-hander is 0-2 with a 10.91 ERA in three starts since the All-Star break, as he’s given up 29 hits in just 15.2 combined frames.
Sabathia has compiled a remarkable 10-1 record and 3.25 ERA in 16 career starts against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
Jordan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals
Zimmerman snapped a personal three-game losing streak last time out, as he picked up a 4-1 road victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing just four hits over six shutout innings.
The right-hander is 3-1 with a 2.97 ERA in six career games versus the Atlanta Braves, including a 2-0 road win on May 1.
What are your pictching picks for today? Share them on our forum!