It is truly pitching and defense in betting MLB? OffshoreInsiders.com explains no. Pitching’s most important stats: ERA (with strong consideration to unearned runs as well) and WHIP (walks + hits/inning pitched). Unearned runs is too often overlooked because the ability to get a “fourth out” is imperative as every pitcher will have to several times throughout the year.
As discussed in other articles, WHIP is measured versus ERA to isolate deceptive earned run averages. Neither statistic should be taken lightly, but WHIP is the single best measure of pitcher quality and indicator of future results for pro baseball gambling.