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Kirby, Gil Head MLB Wednesday Strikeout Parlay

Get ready for a thrilling Wednesday MLB parlay, betting on two promising pitchers with contrasting fortunes. Seattle Mariners righty George Kirby, despite his control prowess, has faced recent struggles that make his under 5.5 strikeouts prop appealing. On the other hand, Luis Gil of the New York Yankees is on fire, making his over 6.5 strikeouts prop a compelling bet against the strikeout-prone Angels.

Dive into the stats and trends that support these picks and make your parlay count.

Kirby, Gil Head MLB Wednesday Strikeout Parlay
George Kirby #68 of the Seattle Mariners | Scott Taetsch/Getty Images/AFP

 

Mariners SP George Kirby Under 5.5 Strikeouts (-182)

George Kirby, a reliable arm for the Mariners, has been on a roller-coaster ride lately. With a current ERA of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.03, his stats present a mixed picture. Kirby’s strength lies in his impressive control, boasting one of the lowest walk rates in the league. However, he’s been getting hit harder recently, allowing four or more runs in three of his last four starts. This recent form is crucial to consider when making your betting decisions.

One of the critical factors to consider is Kirby’s recent strikeout performance. Despite his ability to avoid walks, he’s had inconsistent strikeout numbers, recording four or fewer strikeouts in four of his five starts in May. He’s managed three or fewer in five of his 11 starts this season. This inconsistency is particularly relevant given the Astros’ lineup, which has struck out fewer times than any other team in baseball.

The Astros have already shown they can handle Kirby’s pitching, striking out only three times in their last meeting on May 3. Houston’s lineup is familiar with Kirby and tends to make a lot of contact, further supporting the case for the under on his strikeouts.

By combining a strategic analysis of Kirby’s recent form, the Astros’ disciplined approach at the plate and the historical data, betting on George Kirby to go under 5.5 strikeouts at -182 odds is an intelligent move. The numbers suggest a high likelihood that Kirby will struggle to rack up strikeouts against a team known for its contact hitting. Plus, let’s face it, with the way he’s been pitching lately, Kirby might need a map to find those strikeouts!

 

Yankees SP Luis Gil Over 6.5 Strikeouts (-137)

Gil has been on a roll, surpassing the 6.5 strikeouts mark in his last two starts, accumulating 22 strikeouts in just 12.1 innings. His ability to work deeper into games only enhances his chances of racking up enough K’s to cash this bet.

Statistically, Gil is a force to be reckoned with. He ranks in the 90th percentile in strikeout percentage and the 83rd percentile in whiff percentage, underscoring his ability to consistently miss bats. Additionally, opponents are hitting a meager .143 against him this season, the best among qualified starters in MLB, which further emphasizes his dominance on the mound. These statistics provide a strong basis for your betting choices.

One area of concern is his control, as Gil has walked 13% of the batters he has faced this season, placing him in the bottom percentile among qualified starters. This high walk rate, especially when facing batters for the first time through the lineup, could be a factor to monitor. However, his ability to overpower right-handed hitters, who are batting just .134 against him, provides a solid foundation for his strikeout potential.

Facing the Los Angeles Angels, who rank 19th in MLB in strikeouts per game (averaging 8.7), Gil is well-positioned to continue his strikeout streak. Given his recent form and statistical backing, betting on Luis Gil to go over 6.5 strikeouts is a compelling proposition. If he continues to pitch deep into games and maintain his strikeout efficiency, this MLB prop bet looks promising.

 

 

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

 

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