Best MLB Prop Bets Today (Kyle Hendricks Is A Wild Card, Back Freddy Peralta Against Reds)

Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks. / Nuccio DiNuzzo/GettyImages

The BetSided team has a great lineup of props for you today. We are coming off a perfect 5-0 day on May 3rd and are ready to do it again!

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Here are the plays our team is eyeing for tonight’s slate with odds coming from WynnBET and consensus lines. 

Best MLB Prop Bets Today

  • Vladimir Gutierrez UNDER 3.5 Strikeouts (+108)
  • Yusei Kikuchi UNDER 4.5 Strikeouts (-120)
  • Kyle Hendricks UNDER 3.5 Strikeouts (+108)
  • Freddy Peralta OVER 6.5 Strikeouts (-110)
  • Kyle Hendricks OVER 3.5 Strikeouts (-125)

Vladimir Gutierrez UNDER 3.5 Strikeouts (+108)

Gutierrez has only cleared this line once in his four starts this year and I have little to no doubt that he’ll miss it again. He has a control problem. He’s hit four players this year, walked 15 batters and has allowed 14 runs. At plus money, I’ll gladly fade Gutierrez and his erratic pitching – especially against the Brewers. – Donnavan Smoot

Yusei Kikuchi UNDER 4.5 Strikeouts (-120)

Yusei Kikuchi will take on the red hot New York Yankees on Wednesday night, and I’m a little surprised by his strikeout prop.

Kikuchi has yet to punch out more than four batters in a game this season, and while the Yankees strike out 8.5 times per game, Kikuchi also hasn’t gone deep into starts this season.

He’s currently thrown just 14.2 innings in four starts, failing to get through four innings in all but one start this season. Not only that, but per Baseball Savant, Kikuchi is in the 17th percentile in hard-hit percentage and 27th in strikeout percentage.

I’m fading him all the way tonight with the Yankees’ offense playing like the best in baseball. – Peter Dewey

Kyle Hendricks UNDER 3.5 Strikeouts (+108)

Kyle Hendricks has only thrown a combined four strikeouts in his last 11.1 innings. He got off to a hot start to the season with his strikeout rate, but it's begun to regress towards his career average over his last two games. Things won't get much easier for him today, considering he'll face the Chicago White Sox, who rank second in the Majors in strikeout rate. They only strikeout on on 19.7% of plate appearances, which is second to only the Cardinals at 19.3%. Hendricks may play well, but he's not getting four strikeouts tonight. – Iain MacMillan

Freddy Peralta OVER 6.5 Strikeouts (-110)

It's a high total, but Peralta is built on his punch out ability, striking out 11.5 strikeouts per 9 innings, and will be facing the worst team in baseball by a wide margin in the Cincinnati Reds. The 3-20 Reds have the highest strikeout rate in the bigs and I see that being on full display Wednesday with the Brewers flamethrower fanning at least 7. – Reed Wallach

Kyle Hendricks OVER 3.5 Strikeouts (-125)

It's been a very hit-or-miss season in the early going for Hendricks on the North Side, and while it's a bit of a low bar to climb, I do like him to hit the over on his strikeout prop vs. the rival South Siders at Wrigley.

Hendricks' ERA is hovering at 5.47; far above his career average of 3.40, but his strikeout rate per nine innings is also at its highest point since 2017.

Hendricks has exceeded this prop in three of his five starts this year, and after his most recent outing; Cubs manager David Ross noticed a potential tweak that could get him back on track.

His career ERA is more than a full run better at Wrigley Field too, and faces a White Sox lineup that's still searching for their offensive identity this season. Their lineup ranks 26th in runs scored, so now's the time to attack.  – Ben Heisler