The 2013 Major League Baseball season officially gets underway on Sunday, March 31st with a clash between new division rivals Texas and Houston at Minute Maid Park. With the season so close, now is the time to take advantage of the numerous season, team, and player prop bets at both Vegas and offshore based books. Sportsbook.ag is currently offering 2013 MLB Regular Season Prop Bets that run the gamut, covering everything from home runs to season win totals. The following are some of its more prominent pitching propositions:
Most Regular Season Wins by Any Pitcher –
Over 21.5 (+120)
Under 21.5 (-150)
The season average for the last five wins leaders: 21.4. Only two of the last five leaders in wins exceeded 21.5 and those were Justin Verlander in 2011 (24) and Cliff Lee in 2008 (22). Verlander, of course, is a candidate to do the same this season as is Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Most Regular Season Strikeouts by Any Pitcher –
Over 244.5 (-125)
Under 244.5 (-105)
The season average for the last five strikeouts leaders: 251.5. Three of the last five strikeouts leaders exceeded the posted total of 244.5, but only one of the last three has done so (Verlander 250 in 2011).
Most Regular Season Saves by Any Pitcher –
Over 48.5 (+105)
Under 48.5 (-135)
The season average for the last five saves leaders: 51.6. The Orioles Jim Johnson registered 51 saves last year to lead the league and Jose Valverde notched 49 in 2011 to do the same. The previous two saves leaders before Johnson and Valverde each finished with 48 (Brian Wilson, Brian Fuentes). Francisco Rodriguez set the all-time single season saves record in 2008 with 62.
Most Regular Season Complete Games by Any Pitcher –
Over 6.5 (-125)
Under 6.5 (-105)
The season average for the last five complete games leaders: 9. The only recent winner not to exceed the posted total of 6.5 complete games was last year’s leader, Justin Verlander (6). The four leaders prior to Verlander registered 11, 9, 9, and 10 complete games.
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