JutPicks’ best MLB player props for Wednesday: Not so Kuhl
Pickswise was nice enough to give me the opportunity to write my plays up for you all. For those of you who don’t know me, they refer to me as JutPicks on Twitter. I post all my plays with brief writeups every day. Now I get to write even more with no character limit!
I pride myself on being as transparent as they come. My MLB record from last season is listed in my bio. On the year, I recorded 150 wins and 107 losses for a gain of +31 units. Without further ado, let’s dive into my favorite plays for Wednesday.
Jose Urquidy (HOU) under 4.5 Ks (-130)
Line available at BetMGM Sportsbook at time of publishing.
The Minnesota Twins have made a complete turnaround in terms of striking out to right-handed pitchers. In the month of April, they swung and missed at the 2nd highest clip in the majors. Fast forward to May; they have struck out at the 6th fewest rate and are hitting .253, up from .231 in April. Even last night when they failed to score a run against Justin Verlander they only struck out 5 times in 8 innings.
Urquidy has been held under this line in 4 of 5 starts this season and has registered 16 strikeouts in 25.2 innings pitched.
Expect Houston to go to the bullpen early if Urquidy gets roughed up. They only used 1 arm last night and had an off day on Monday.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins
Chad Kuhl (COL) under 4.5 Ks (-115)
Line available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing.
I have been known to fade Chad Kuhl this season. The former reliever has been solid; his ERA is below 2.00 and he has racked 3 wins in 5 starts. Still, I find value in his under in strikeouts today against the San Francisco Giants.
Kuhl has hovered around 4 to 5 strikeouts every start. He also is going deep into games; he has pitched through at least 6.0 innings in 4 straight starts but has only registered 17 strikeouts — including being held under this number in 3 of 4.
In his last start he unfortunately struck out the last batter to go over this prop against one of the worst offenses in the majors, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Today he faces off against the Giants — who strike out at the 7th-smallest rate against right-handed pitching.
I am projecting the former reliever to struggle today in the Bay Area against a team that excels against righties.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants