MLB Betting Tips April. 1st, 2014

The Cubs and Pirates required extra innings yesterday with the Pirates coming out on top thanks to a walk-off homer, winning 1-0. The Cubs were very close to a victory.

Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays: BLUE JAYS 2.42

(Hutchison vs Cobb)
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays are set to play again today at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay at 7:10 pm (ET). The Blue jays are sending right handed pitcher Drew Hutchison to the mound to kick things off. Hutchison’s last season in the Majors with the Blue Jays was in 2012, he had 5 wins and 3 loses, his ERA from the 2012 season was 4.60, while his opponent’s batting average was .257. Hutchison’s WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched) from his 2012 season was 1.35. Drew is expected to have a promising come back in his 2014 season after finishing spring training with a 1.80 ERA and a .80 WHIP.

The Tampa Bay Rays will be sending #53 Alex Cobb to pitch first in today’s game. Cobb has been with the Rays for the past three years. In 2013 Cobb had 11 wins and 3 loses, and in 2012 he had 11 wins and 9 loses. Cobb’s ERA for the 2013 season was 2.76, and his 2012 ERA was 4.03. Alex Cobb had an OBA of .228 in the 2013 season, his 2012 average was .254. Cobb’s WHIP from 2013 was 1.15, and finished 2012 with a 1.25 WHIP.

The last time these teams met was yesterday, with Tampa bay taking the win 9 – 2. Let’s take a look at some recent trends:

Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Blue Jays are 6-2 in their last 8 games following a loss.
Blue Jays are 5-2 in Hutchison’s last 7 starts.

It’s only the second game of the season, we’ll back the Blue Jays as dogs against the Rays. You can find this generous price on the Jays at Bet Online.