JutPicks’ best MLB player prop for Saturday: Fade Gibson against the Mets
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Kyle Gibson (PHI) Under 4.5 Ks (-110)
Line available at DraftKings SportsBook at time of publishing.
The New York Mets’ bats are scorching hot. They are hitting .269 against right-handed pitchers and carry a 20% strikeout rate — the 2nd-lowest in baseball.
Gibson has finally returned to Earth in terms of strikeout numbers following his 2nd start for the Philadelphia Phillies. He recorded 10 and 6 strikeouts in his first 2 starts and then 3 and 4 in back-to-back outings against the Colorado Rockies. Gibson is known for his ground-ball outs. He ranks in the top 10 percentile in terms of ground-ball percentage and that’s where he should see most of his production tonight in New York.
It took a while for the Mets to get to Aaron Nola last night but expect Gibson to get hit hard early and often.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies