Best Good Friday MLB player props: Nationals keep whiffing
We’ve made it to Friday! It’s been a long week of baseball and with only two games this afternoon, we have a long night of baseball ahead. There’s one player prop that I really like tonight, but before that, be sure to check out our full game previews for tonight’s matchups.
Mitch Keller over 3.5 strikeouts (-155)
This line is slightly juiced, but it’s worth it when considering it’s against the Nationals. In 8 games this season, the Nationals have struck out 74 times which is the most in baseball. Washington struck out 5 times against J.T. Brubaker in yesterday’s game and the Nationals looked terrible at the plate whenever they got down in the count. Although Keller is not usually the strikeout-first type of pitcher, he has had success against the Nationals in the past. In 10 plate appearances against Keller, Washington has struck out 4 times.
Opposing starting pitchers have recorded at least 4 strikeouts against the Nationals in all 8 games this season. Washington has a tough top of the order with Juan Soto and Josh Bell, but once Keller gets passed those two, he should have smooth sailing. I expect to see a lot of sliders and curveballs from Keller on Friday, so back Keller to continue making the Nationals whiff.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates.