MLB Wagering Preview: First-Place Rangers at Marlins 6/15

With all the MLB wagering hype right now focused on rookie phenomenon, Stephen Strasburg, there has been much room for the baseball wagering spotlight on anyone else.

And that probably suits Florida Marlins’ starting pitcher Josh Johnson just fine as he’s a quiet off the field but on the field he’s developing into one of the elite pitchers in all of baseball betting.

On Tuesday June 15th the sports betting world will get a chance to check out his domination of MLB wagering opponents when the Marlins host the Texas Rangers in an interleague baseball betting showcase.

Johnson, a giant of a man at 6’7” has only gotten better every year he’s pitched in the MLB wagering action and this season is by far his finest.  He enters Tuesday’s MLB wagering matchup with a 7-2 record and a miniscule 1.91 ERA.  What makes that ERA even more impressive is that through this last 40 IP he allowed just 1 earned run. 

To put that into perspective that’s like pitching nearly six complete MLB wagering games and surrendering just 1 run.  Not bad.  Not bad at all.

But the rest of the Marlin team has not been quiet so good in the baseball betting as the team is floundering under .500 with a 31-32 record and sits several games out in the NL East.  The bats have been strong, the team has been able to drive in a heap of runs in the late innings and the starting rotation has been much better than it has been in baseball betting season past.

But as always the trouble for the Marlins starts and ends with the bullpen.  No lead is ever safe for a Marlins starter and the only real way to ensure a win is to pitch a complete game.

Johnson is as likely as anyone to do that and the Marlins will win against a very good Texas Rangers squad simply because of Johnson’s pitching.

Texas has been terrific all season long (35-28) and has a one game lead in the AL West.  However, after going up against Johnson to open this interleague baseball wagering series the Rangers will likely drop a game in the standings.