Sunday's best MLB player prop: Buehler's day on
Happy Sunday! It’s been a great week of baseball and it ends with a great matchup on Sunday Night Baseball. There’s one player prop that I really like, but before that, be sure to check out our full game previews for tonight’s matchups.
Without further ado, let’s get into it!
Walker Buehler (LAD) Over 5.5 strikeouts (+110)
Line available at FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing.
Walker Buehler has found his rhythm. He is on a 14-inning scoreless streak that spans over 2 starts. Although his strikeout numbers have been slightly down this season, he will take on a Cubs lineup that has struggled mightily in the last two weeks. Chicago has the 10th most strikeouts in the last two weeks while also having the worst team batting average in that span. They average just 1.38 runs per game in their last 8 games.
Buehler has been better on the road this season as he has a 1.29 ERA away from Dodger Stadium compared to a 2.89 ERA at home. He also has 15 strikeouts in 14 innings on the road which is a better strikeout rate than when Buehler is at home. I expect Buehler’s strikeout rate to increase over his next few starts because he ranks in the 92nd percentile for chase rate which is far better than his 2021 rate when he had a 26% strikeout rate.
The Cubs will be in for a long night against Buehler, so back the ace to record at least 6 strikeouts at a great price.
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