Looking to find some value on a player prop in the short slate of baseball action on Monday?
The BetSided team has several plays for today's games, although two of our editors are on the opposite side of a Hunter Greene prop.
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Here are the plays our team is eyeing for tonight’s slate with odds coming from WynnBET and consensus lines.
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- Blake Snell UNDER 6.5 Strikeouts (-155)
- Robbie Ray OVER 5.5 Strikeouts (-115)
- Hunter Greene OVER 6.5 Strikeouts (-110)
- Hunter Greene UNDER 6.5 Strikeouts (-135)
Blake Snell UNDER 6.5 Strikeouts (-155)
Blake Snell is working himself back into the San Diego Padres rotation, but I have to fade him on this strikeout prop against the New York Mets.
The Mets are one of the best teams at avoiding the punchout in Major League Baseball, as they are sixth in strikeouts per game at 7.57. Snell, who has only completed six innings in one of his three starts, has strikeout numbers of five, seven and six this season.
Against an elite offense that doesn’t K, I’ll gladly lay the juice and take the under. – Peter Dewey
Robbie Ray OVER 5.5 Strikeouts (-115)
I'm going away from my general strategy this season when it comes to strikeout props. I usually fade teams that have high strikeout rates, but this time I'm going against the Astros, who have the sixth best strikeout rate in the Majors.
The reason why, is Robbie Ray has been on fire with tossin' Ks recently. He's thrown at least six strikeouts in five-straight games, including two separate 10 strikeout performances in May. I'll back him to surpass 5.5 again tonight. – Iain MacMillan
Hunter Greene OVER 6.5 Strikeouts (-110)
The Cincinnati Reds rookie is an interesting case study. Greene has filthy stuff, striking out 12 batters per nine innings, but gets crushed when he isn't forcing swings and misses, evident in his 6.19 ERA.
He has gone over this number in four of 10 starts, and has gotten to six on the dot another five times. He will now be facing a sputtering Arizona Diamondbacks offense that is striking out at a top five rate in baseball since May 15. All signs are pointing towards a high K output for the rookie. – Reed Wallach
Hunter Greene UNDER 6.5 Strikeouts (-135)
The flame-throwing Reds' right-hander is averaging 12 strikeouts per nine innings this year, and Arizona strikes out the second-most amount in the Majors this season at 25%. However, I still have a few concerns for Greene to hit this strikeout prop tonight.
Since his best start of the season; 7.1 IP of one-run, no-hit ball with nine strikeouts against the Pittsburgh Pirates (that was the game the Reds no-hit the Pirates and still lost), Greene has gone an average of under five innings per start; giving up 10 ER in 14.2 IP. He also didn't walk a batter in his last start vs. the Red Sox in 3.2 IP, but Greene also averages 4.5 walks/game as well.
Then there's the weather. Rain and thunderstorms are expected in the forecast in Cincinnati, and if there's a sizable delay, it would be malpractice in a lost year for the Reds to throw Greene back into the game and risk serious injury.
Between his lack of command, overall struggles, and looming weather, I simply don't see a scenario in which he goes deep enough to register seven-plus strikeouts tonight. -- Ben Heisler