There are 10 games on the MLB slate and plenty of profitable Prop Picks to be had at Monkey Knife Fight. Yesterday, we were a measly strikeout away from a perfect score in our prop predictions. Here are today’s prop picks.
Trevor Bauer- Cleveland Indians- Over 7.5 Strikeouts versus the Baltimore Orioles
Trevor Bauer will face the lowly Baltimore Orioles and is a good play to secure over 7.5 strikeouts. Bauer is averaging 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings over his first nine starts and has the sixth most Ks of any hurler in the Majors this season.
The 28-year old has fanned eight or more batters in six of his starts and punched out 10 Athletics in his last outing. The Orioles are no stranger to the strikeout, having whiffed 8.9 times per game in 2019.
The Indians are the heavy favorite to win the ballgame and Bauer should easily eclipse the “Over” on this one, especially if Chris Davis is in the lineup.
Zack Wheeler- New York Mets- Over 6.5 Strikeouts versus the Washington Nationals
Zack Wheeler has been a strikeout machine of late, punching out 10 or more in three of his last four starts including 11 Ks in his last trip to the bump versus the Miami Marlins.
Wheeler will be opposite the Washington Nationals, who have a propensity for the swing and miss this season. The Nationals and their lackluster offense are ranked fourth in the Majors in strikeouts as a team, averaging 9.8 K’s a game.
Take the “Over” on this one and plan for Wheeler to drive all over the Nationals on his way to another double-digit K performance.
Spencer Turnbull- Detroit Tigers- Over 4.5 Strikeouts versus the Oakland Athletics
Last but not least is Spence Turnbull, as the hurler is quietly putting together a quality campaign for the docile Tigers. Turnbull currently sports a respectable 2.42 Earned Run Average while averaging 8.9 Ks per nine innings in eight starts thus far.
The 26-year old has fanned five or more in six of his eight starts and has a season-high 10 strikeouts versus the Royals. Turnbull will attempt to continue his impressive run versus the Oakland Athletics, who generally make decent contact as a team with the exception of Ramon Laureano, who has struck out 49 times in 43 games this season.
If Turnbull can get Laureano twice, it should be smooth sailing to the “Over” on this one, which surprisingly isn’t set around the 5.5 mark.
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.