Monday MLB Strikeout Props: Batman Krothers picks Lucas Giolito, Freddy Peralta, and Carlos Hernandez
Small slate tonight, but some really good games to be played, and some money to be made.
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Off we go to the K picks…
White Sox @ Twins, 8 pm ET
Chicago's Lucas Giolito is always someone to watch when you enjoy a good pitching outing, and tonight should be no different. My prediction engine says he should do a solid 8 strikeouts tonight, so I'm confident when I place my money on the over 6.5 and +110 from BetMGM.
Brewers @ Cubs, 8:05 pm ET
Freddy Peralta takes the mound for the Brewers and the prediction looked way too high - how high? Enough to dig in to figure out what's going on here. What's going on is that the Cubs have the highest K rate in MLB right now and they are facing one of the best strikeout pitchers in the game. It wouldn't surprise me if he got 12 strikeouts tonight against this lineup. Lucky for us, the algos at DraftKings have set the line at 7.5 - so I'm happy to put my money on the over at -105 from DraftKings.
Yankees @ Royals, 8:10 pm ET
Kansas City is throwing out Carlos Hernandez to face the red hot Yankees, and while I don't expect him to win, I do expect him to get a nice number of strikeouts... unless the Yanks knock him out early. I'm betting they don't and he gets closer to 7-8 strikeouts. Given that number, it's easy to take the over 4.5 and -102 from FanDuel.
See you again tomorrow – same Bat-time, same Bat-place!