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Back Bat of Perez, Arm of Harrison for MLB Parlay Picks

We dive into the numbers behind Salvador Perez’s dominance over Carlos Rodon and Kyle Harrison’s strikeout prowess against the Houston Astros. Perez, the star catcher for the Kansas City Royals, has turned Rodon into his personal pitching machine, boasting a 1.276 OPS against him. Meanwhile, San Francisco Giants lefty Harrison, averaging five strikeouts per start, looks to overcome Houston’s low strikeout rate.

These MLB bets are set to deliver some serious returns.

Back Bat of Perez, Arm of Harrison for MLB Parlay Picks
Salvador Perez | Miguel Rodríguez/NurPhoto via AFP

 

Royals C Salvador Perez Over 1.5 Total Bases From Hits (+120)

Salvador Perez has turned New York Yankees left-hander Carlos Rodon into his personal batting practice pitcher. In 20 at-bats, he’s racked up nine hits, including two homers, posting a ridiculous 1.276 OPS. Imagine facing a pitcher and thinking, “Yeah, I’m basically Mike Trout against this guy.” That’s Perez vs Rodon.

Rodon’s like that one friend who can’t keep a secret. He’s allowed at least one homer in seven of his last eight starts, with 10 of the 11 home runs this season being served up to right-handed batters.

On the other hand, Perez is having a stellar season with an .863 OPS and 10 homers in 64 games. When he goes deep, the Royals are 7-3. It’s like his bat has magical powers to will his team to victory. Also, he’s batting .308 against lefties this year, which includes a 136 wRC+, .350 BABIP and .173 ISO. Sure, only two of his homers have come against lefties, but who’s counting? Oh right, we are.

Combine that with the fact Perez has Bobby Witt Jr. setting the table ahead of him, and it’s akin to a baseball buffet — plenty of opportunities to rack up those total bases.

So, while Perez might be in a bit of a slump, facing Rodon is a prescription for a power surge. Bet online on him to smash over 1.5 total bases and enjoy the ride as he sends those balls flying.

 

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Giants SP Kyle Harrison Over 3.5 Strikeouts (-164)

First, let’s address the elephant in the room: the Astros. Yes, they’re notorious for putting the ball in play and have the lowest strikeout rate in the majors. But hear me out – they’re being given way too much credit here.

Kyle Harrison’s strikeout stuff is legit. He’s averaging five strikeouts per start in his career, and he’s gone over 3.5 Ks in eight of his last nine starts. That translates to implied MLB odds of -400. Basically, you’d have better luck finding a unicorn than seeing Harrison stay under this line.

Harrison’s been giving the Giants some solid innings lately, going at least five frames in each of his last eight outings. As long as he avoids getting taken deep by the Astros’ big bats (easier said than done, but we believe), he’ll stick around long enough to rack up the Ks.

Despite the tough matchup, the strikeout line for Harrison is set way too low at 3.5. The young lefty has struck out 65 batters in 71 innings, and he’s been on a roll, hitting this over the mark in his last five starts consecutively.

So, back him to go over tonight as the Astros’ contact prowess is being overhyped. Kyle Harrison is ready to channel his inner strikeout wizard and make this bet a winner. Trust in the K magic.

 

 

 

Odds and information are accurate at the time of writing. Please check with official sources for the latest updates before placing any bets.

 

Questions of the Day

Who leads the MLB in triples?


Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran leads the MLB with 10 triples in 66 games. Bobby Witt Jr and Anthony Volpe round out the top three.

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