Best player prop for Sunday's MLB slate: Pirates jump Corbin
I’ll ask this because we’re all thinking it. Why are we looking at MLB player prop lines when there is NFL football on today? It’s a valid question. The answer is simple. More action is better. Always. I also thought that maybe, just maybe these guys were going to try to pull a fast one and they did. They put out a line on Patrick Corbin that’s so bad, it would be irresponsible NOT to bet it.
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Patrick Corbin under 5.5 strikeouts (-135)
Line available at DraftKings at time of publishing.
I can’t believe there is a MLB player prop I’m chasing that’s priced over -125 but I have to. Out of principle. What are we if we don’t have principles? It’s only available at DraftKings at the moment, but I am sure FanDuel and BetMGM will be up shortly. Both books have been relatively quick to get these numbers up recently.
I got excited when I saw this number, so I jumped. When I see 5.5, I think borderline strikeout guy. When I think Patrick Corbin, I don’t think strikeout guy. It’s that basic. He’s done this only twice in his last 12 starts. They let him throw 114 pitches last time out and he fanned only 4 guys. That was against the Mets, who strike out like it’s their job (it’s not their job).
Today he gets the Pittsburgh Pirates, who may be a bad team but they are good at not striking out. In the last week only 1 team in MLB has struck out less than they have. That’s crazy. Corbin hit this number once against them this season but threw 110 pitches over 8.1 innings to do it. That was his longest outing of the season. It seems like an outlier to me. This is my favorite MLB player prop of the day.
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