So we are 4-2 this week on our prop picks and perfect when focusing on pitching props. Here are three MLB Prop Plays that could pay dividends on Monkey Knife Fight today.
Sandy Alcantara- Miami Marlins- Over 4.5 Strikeouts versus the New York Mets
Sandy Alcantara will be opposite Jacob deGrom on the bump today in what should be a strikeout-laden affair on both sides of the diamond. The Mets have a propensity for the strikeout, fanning 379 times, which ranks them with the third most in the majors.
The Marlins hurler sports a 6.3 strikeout per nine clip in seven starts this season. Alcantara has fanned five or more batters on four occasions this season and is coming off a five-strikeout performance versus the Cubs, who aren’t generally susceptible to the whiff.
Take the over as it should be a rough day for the hitters at Citi Field.
Rick Porcello- Boston Red Sox- Over 5.5 Strikeouts versus the Seattle Mariners
The Mariners hit homers and strike out as a team in bunches, hence why they lead the Majors in both categories heading into this contest versus Rick Porcello and the defending World Series champs.
Porcello will eclipse the 5.5 strikeout line if he can avoid hitting the shower early in this one. If Porcello turns in a quality start, then he will undoubtedly fan his share of Mariners.
The veteran owns an inflated 5.11 Earned Run Average, however, he has been better of late, allowing three runs or less in each of his last five starts. Porcello has also fanned 15 in his last two outings combined and sports an 8.5 strikeout per nine rate thus far this season.
Take the over as Porcello will be dealing this afternoon.
Mike Trout- Los Angeles Angels- Over 1.5 Hits/Walks versus the Baltimore Orioles.
As is most, this is a favorable matchup for Mike Trout as he squares off against Orioles hurler Dylan Bundy. Trout is hitting .292 with eight home runs, including a big fly yesterday versus Dan Straily.
Dylan Bundy owns an inflated 5.30 Earned Run Average and although he did shut out the Tampa Bay Rays in his last outing. Trout has faced Bundy on six occasions with two of the outcomes ending up over the outfield wall.
Trout is also hitting .342 with five homers versus right-handed pitching and .381 during day games this season. In case your’e wondering, this contest begins at 4:05 pm EDT at Camden Yards.
Expect Trout to reach his limit versus Bundy, take the over
Clayton is a baseball lifer who hails north of the border, his Blue Jays works can be found at Jays Journal where he is the site co-editor. Clayton is branching into DFS with Win Daily where he will look to apply his baseball and fantasy knowledge moving forward.