PrizePicks – Top 5 Pitchers Props

Here are my top five PrizePicks pitcher props for today. Pick and choose the ones you like, or throw them all together in a Flex Play. Straight bettors can also use the plays, bet, parlay, or round-robin these excellent plays.

5. Yu Darvish Over 95.5 Pitches Thrown

Yu Darvish faces off against division rival San Francisco for the second time in this young season. When the Giants visited San Diego, Darvish went six innings, struck out nine, and allowed four runs on 97 pitches. It was a solid outing, but Darvish will hope to keep the San Francisco to fewer runs today, which is the key to hitting this prop.

Darvish has exceeded 96 pitches in five of his last ten starts, topping out at 115 against Chicago. Darvish has either had a 100-pitch outing or is lit up, causing an early removal. That’s the only factor in this bet.

Bettors don’t need to worry about this pitcher only throwing 93 pitches. Darvish will either fall well short or crush this number. Expecting him to have another strong outing against the Giants, it should be an easy cash.

However, if you believe San Fran will light him up, feel free to fade this play.

4. Shohei Ohtani Over 0.5 Runs

Shohei Ohtani is 12th in the league with 49 runs. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

While this is technically a hitting prop, it’s a hitting prop for a pitcher, so it still makes the list.

Anyone who follows my work knows I love betting on Ohtani batting props when he pitches. It’s been surefire money all season, but PrizePicks has started to wise up as certain props — like bases — are no longer available on days he is pitching. Offering runs is a new one, and I’ll ride with them as he’s crossed home in two of his last three starts. Ohtani is red hot, and it’s hard to find bad bets with this stud.

This is the best offense bet on Prizepicks, but other bettors could also take over 1.5 bases.

3. AJ Smith-Shawver Over 4.5 Pitcher Strikeouts

AJ Smith-Shawver enters play with a 2.03 ERA. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

AJ Smith-Shawver opened up his big league career with nine shutout innings. We have a small sample size, but he’s off to an impressive start.

In recent years, the Braves have done a far better job of not bringing up prospects till they’re ready. Guys like Max Fried and Kyle Wright may have benefited from more time in the minors, but they have seen far more success with their more recent call-ups — Spencer Strider, Bryce Elder, and Smith-Shawver.

This is not a top-rated play, as we do not have enough data to declare this a smart play, but based on what we have seen and how great the Phillies are at striking out, this is a highly advisable Prizepicks prop for today.

2. Jhony Brito Under 4.5 Hits Allowed

Jhony Briot has been recalled to New York due to injuries sustained to their rotation. He started the season with the Yankees, but due to a plethora of pitching options, he was sent down to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. However, with Rodon and Cortes on the IL, he’s receiving another shot in the show.

Lucky for him, his first game is against the Mariners. Seattle has the second-worst batting average in baseball. Being his first major league start since May, Aaron Boone likely won’t ask him to pitch more than five innings, which is fantastic because the only way this prop misses is if Brito pitches deep into the game.

1. Garrett Whitlock – Over 5.5 Pitcher Strikeouts

Garrett Whitlock  is 6’5 with a seven-foot wingspan. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

This is my favorite Prizepicks play today. The Red Sox have cemented Whitlock as a starter, and he is settling into that role nicely. Today he makes his eighth start of the season; he’s had a few rough outings but nothing to cause for concern.

Whitlock is averaging just under 5 Ks a start, and while his totals have climbed as the season progresses, what makes this play especially strong, is who he faces today, the Minnesota Twins. No team in baseball strikes out more than the Twins. Minnesota is the only club averaging more than 10 Ks a game. This is free money.

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