The Hot Corner: Plays for Friday, May 19th

Started the day 2-0, then went 0-2. The ups and downs of gambling – back to the lab we go!

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Zac Gallen O6.5 Ks -136

*PIT allows 7th most Ks in L3

*PIT strikes out 26.3% vs RHP in L30

*5 hitters in the lineup who strike out over 25%

Gallen seems like an over based on his performance thus far but pair that with a Pirates lineup who is susceptible to strike outs and you got a recipe to cash.

Adrian Houser O3.5 Ks -121

*TB allows 8th most Ks in L3 (10)

*TB strikes out 23.8% vs RHP

*7 batters in the lineup strikeout over 25%

I know, not a name you may expect to see but the numbers scream over – trust the process.

Yusei Kikuchi U5.5 -143

*BAL allows 7th least Ks in L3 (7.33)

*BAL strikes out 19.8% vs LHP in L30

*Only one batter in the lineup who strikes out over 25% in L30

I was expecting this line to be at 4.5 – 5.5 is a take the bankroll & run play.

Patrick Wisdom / Ryan Mountcastle 1+ Hite Each +129

*Wisdom has hit well in a small sample size vs Suarez & mashes LHP

*Mountcastle hits well vs Kikuchi & mashes LHP

Brandon Bielak O4.5 Ks -130

*OAK allows 3rd most Ks in L3 (11.33)

*OAK strikes out 27.6% vs RHP in L30

*OAK has 6 hitters in the lineup who strike out over 25% in L30

Bielak let us down before but this matchup seems even better than last. Solid bounce back after striking out 6 in his 1st start.

Blake Snell U5.5 Ks +118

*BOS allows least Ks in L3 (6.67)

*BOS strikes out 20.5% vs LHP in L30

*Only two batters in the lineup who strike out 25%+ in L30

Snell is a pitcher capable of dealing – all data points to the under – we ride!

Anthony DeSclafani O4.5 Ks -109

*MIA averages 7.67 Ks in L3

*MIA has 6 strike out targets in the lineup

This one is a gut play. DeSclafani has been on my radar and this matchup is poised to be a 5-6 K performance.

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