Wednesday MLB Strikeout Prop Bets: Krothers picks Astro Luis Garcia, Brewer Freddy Peralta, and Shane Bieber
Indians’ Shane Bieber reacts after striking out Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. to end the fifth inning in the All-Star Game on July 9 (John Minchillo)Associated Press

Wednesday MLB Strikeout Prop Bets: Krothers picks Astro Luis Garcia, Brewer Freddy Peralta, and Shane Bieber

Astros @ Yankees, 7:05 pm ET, Brewers @ Phillies, 7:05 pm ET, and Indians @ Royals, 8:10 pm ET

I hope everyone is enjoying their Cinco de Mayo. Just remember not to drink and bet. Well, maybe a beer doesn’t hurt…

Another 2-1 day yesterday thanks to my very accurate determination of how Zack Greinke would perform against the Yankees. It seems most days are 2-1 so let’s see if you can figure out which is which today.

Astros @ Yankees, 7:05 pm ET

Luis Garcia takes the bump for the Astros at Yankees Stadium, and given their current win streak he has every reason to be scared about this lineup. I don’t think he’s going to win. That said, I am confident in his ability to get strikeouts. FanDuel is offering a nice +162 on over 5.5 K and I think he’ll get closer to 7 – so that’s pick #1.

Brewers @ Phillies, 7:05 pm ET

Philadelphia needs Chase Anderson to step up tonight but I don’t like where he stands on strikeouts enough for me to pick him. Instead, I want to look at Freddy Peralta because he’s on my favorite list of K pitchers today. In 28 innings he’s gotten 45 Ks! What I like is that Milwaukee is trusting him out there to throw almost 100 pitches a game. As he’s getting more efficient, his K rate is going up. He’s thrown 7K/game for his last 3 starts and they’ve decided to put the line at 7.5 – it’s never easy, is it? To quote Queen, I think he’s ‘Ready Freddy’ and will hit the over. Best I’m seeing out there is FanDuel with a -102 in the books.

Indians @ Royals, 8:10 pm ET

It’s Shane Bieber day! I’m going to try and pick every Bieber game for the rest of the season – not that I need a reason to watch his games but putting a little something on them makes it more enjoyable. Kansas City doesn’t strike out as much as some of the other teams he’s faced lately, but he did K 12 over 6.1 innings the last time he faced them. The oddsmakers have set the over/under at 9.5 and while I don’t expect him to get the same dirty dozen as last time, I think it will be over that. FanDuel is offering a nice juicy +110 and I’ll take it.

I do try to shop my picks around to get the best odds out there – today that meant 3 straight with the folks at FanDuel – maybe someone out there can get me sponsored?

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