Best MLB player prop bets today 5/24: Gray tames the Tigers

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Sonny Gray (54) throws a pitch during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
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Keith Schmelter

MLB · 1 month ago

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A Bostonian with a love for stats and baseball. Using knowledge and passion to find the right bet in MLB, NBA, NFL, and more. A lover of bold sports takes and sweat free plus odds picks. Go Sox!

Happy Tuesday! We have a long week of baseball ahead of us and we have a massive slate of MLB games today, but there’s one player prop that I really like.

Before that, be sure to check out our full game previews for tonight’s matchups.

Without further ado, let’s get into it!

Sonny Gray (MIN) over 5.5 strikeouts (-140)

Line available on DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing.

Taking advantage of Detroit’s road woes has been one of the most profitable spots in baseball this season. The Tigers’ offense ranks 30th in batting average, on-base percentage and OPS when they’re on the road and they average a weak 2.16 runs per game when they’re not at Comerica Park. Along with not scoring much, they also strike out 28.6% of the time when they’re on the road, which is one of the highest rates among the 30 teams.

Sonny Gray had his first real outing of the season last week against the Athletics. The veteran suffered a hamstring injury in April that forced him to miss his spot in the rotation a few times and the Twins have been careful since activating him from the injured list. But in his last outing, Gray went 6 innings and threw 84 pitches which is back to normal for him. Gray has excelled in his 3 starts at home this season with a 2.77 ERA and a 34% strikeout rate compared to a much worse 4.70 ERA and a 19.3% strikeout rate on the road.

I expected to see his strikeout total set around 6-6.5, so getting the over at 5.5 is worth every penny. Gray’s success at home and Detroit’s struggles on the road are a perfect mix for Gray to record at least 6 strikeouts on Tuesday night. Back his over 5.5 strikeouts against the Tigers.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Detroit Tigers vs Minnesota Twins

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