Monday's MLB Pitching Report 7/07

Ross Benjamin

Monday, July 7, 2014 12:40 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 7, 2014 12:40 PM UTC

Our MLB betting odds specialist looks at 2 specific starting pitcher matchups on Monday. Are these starting pitching numbers vital to your daily MLB handicapping? They certainly can be, and only if you take the time to read these daily informative sports betting reports.

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Philadelphia Phillies (Hamels) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Marco Estrada) 8:10 PM ET
-The Phillies starter Cole Hamels has pitched exceptionally well in his last 7-starts posting an excellent 1.65 ERA in those outings. The veteran southpaw has a stellar 2.11 ERA in 7 road starts this season. The Phillies have gone 4-1 in their last 5 versus Milwaukee, and saw 4 of those 5 go under the total with Cole Hamels as their starting pitcher. Hamels has allowed just 7 home runs in 93 2/3 innings pitched this season. That's an average of 1 home run allowed per 13.4 innings pitched.

-The Brewers Marco Estrada has struggled over his last 9-starts posting a large 6.68 ERA in those outings. Estrada's major flaw during those last 9-starts has been his vulnerability in allowing home runs. The Brewers right-hander has allowed a whopping 16 home runs in just 52 2/3 innings during those past 9 appearances. As a matter of fact, he's allowed 26 home runs in 102.0 inning a this season. That translates to 1 home run allowed per 3.9 innings pitched. Estrada has seen just 6 of his last 27 home starts stay under the total

Advantage: A very strong edge to Cole Hamels over Marco Estrada

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San Francisco Giants (Vogelsong) vs. Oakland A's (Chavez) 10:10 PM ET
-The Giants starter will be 36-year old veteran right-hander Ryan Vogelsong. He's gone 1-4 in his last 5-starts versus the money line with a lofty 4.94 ERA. Vogelsong has allowed 7 home runs this season, and all of them occurred on the road during his 36 1/3 innings of work. However, the Giants hurler hasn't allowed a home run in his last 5-starts, and gave up just 2 long balls in his last 13-starts. Vogelsong has seen 11 of his last 15-starts stay under the total.

-The A's counter with the youngster Jesse Chavez who will be making just his 20th career MLB start. In 7 home starts this season the A's right-hander has posted a stellar 2.42 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. Chavez has seen 10 of his last 13 starts go over the total, with the majority of that being attributed to very good run support, and low totals.

Advantage: A very small edge to Jesse Chavez over Ryan Vogelsong

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