Best 5 Pitchers To Bet On for Most Wins In 2019 MLB Season
2018 saw some legendary pitching performances. With 2019 approaching, Nitrogen Sports Blog features the best pitchers to bet on that might pile up the most W’s this year.
Jacob DeGrom (New York Mets)
2018: 10-9, 1.70 ERA, 0.91 WHIP
The Mets’ ace had a stellar 2018. His 1.70 ERA was historically low and he was virtually unhittable all season. DeGrom’s even keeled approach and consistently awesome stuff enables him to perform at an all-star level on any given day, marking him as one of MLB’s best pitchers today. Although he struggled to pick up wins last season due to poor run support, the Mets have added a ton of offensive support and should put up a lot more runs this year.
Aaron Nola (Philadelphia Phillies)
2018: 17-6, 2.37 ERA, 0.97 WHIP
Aaron Nola broke out in a big way for the Phillies in 2018. He forced himself into the NL Cy Young conversation with quality start after quality start and more than a strikeout per inning. Now that Bryce Harper is in the fold, the Phillies are looking like a dominant squad. Nola could net tons of wins with his new and improved lineup cranking out dingers.
Blake Snell (Tampa Bay Rays)
2018: 21-5, 1.89 ERA, 0.97 WHIP
It’s kind of funny that the team that is experimenting with relievers starting games also boasts one of the best starters in the league. Snell anchored the Rays’ pitching staff in 2018 and is one of the best pitchers to bet on this season. He racked up an amazing ratio of 11 strikeouts per nine innings on his way to a 1.89 ERA and the AL Cy Young award. Snell is just scratching the surface of his talent, look for another great season out of the lefty in 2019.
James Paxton (New York Yankees)
2018: 11-6, 3.76, 1.10 WHIP
This offseason, James Paxton did the best thing a baseball player can do for his career: he joined the Yankees. While it’s true that some can’t handle the big city pressure, that won’t happen to The Big Maple. The Canadian lefty has progressed throughout his career and is now set to take the big stage. Last year, Paxton finished with career highs in innings pitched with 160 ⅓ and in strikeouts with 208. He’s always been equipped with great stuff. That and a better offense behind him should boost his win totals this year. Yankees starters enjoyed the most run support per nine innings, per Fangraphs.
Gerrit Cole (Houston Astros)
2018: 15-5, 2.88 ERA, 1.03 WHIP
When Gerrit Cole joined the Astros, he finally became the pitcher everyone expected him to be. After having some struggles with command with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the fireballer seemed to figure it all out. Cole killed the opposition in 2018. He struck out batters at the best rate of his career and is looking to continue that dominance, as he approaches free agency after the 2019 MLB season.
The 2019 MLB season starts this month so expect more MLB betting tips from Nitrogen Sports Blog.