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Handicapper John Hyslop provides an early look into today's scheduled MLB starting pitchers and lineups and provides us a few names to look out for on Saturday's stacked betting slate.

Saturday Early MLB Looks: What Starting Pitchers Should Be on Today's Strikeout Watch?

Even though we all know that losses don't count on Saturdays, we should still be somewhat responsible. We're all adults here. My plan is to have a watch list going. I've got girl's soccer at noon which means I'm not out of there until the first games are going to start. It's that last game of the regular season and even though both girls' teams qualified for the playoffs (NBD), we're doing slush for the team afterward. It's the right thing to do. With that in mind, I know I'm not leaving those fields until right about the time the first games start. Beers are going to flow, pools will get swam in, and maybe the yard even gets cut. Point is, the last thing I'm doing is researching bets. I'm legit just going to use this list and try to ladder myself to the moon. Especially since losses don't even count on Saturdays.

Remember, we need to see AT LEAST five of these batters in these lineups when they are released. If that happens, get ready to fire away. Be somebody today.

Brewers at Nationals - 4:05 pm ET

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Pitcher Target - Patrick Corbin 6+ Strikeouts (+190) (Bet $100 to Win $190)

Brewers To Look For When Lineup Is Released:

  • Keston Hiura (53.2% strikeout rate vs left-handers)
  • Willy Adames (30.6% strikeout rate vs left-handers)
  • Omar Narvaez (30% strikeout rate vs left-handers)
  • Hunter Renfroe (29.2% strikeout rate vs left-handers)
  • Rowdy Tellez (25.5% strikeout rate vs left-handers)
  • Andrew McCutchen (23.7% strikeout rate vs left-handers)

Pirates at Braves - 4:10 pm ET

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Pitcher Target - Zach Thompson 5+ Strikeouts (+182) (Bet $100 to Win $182)

Braves To Look For When Lineup Is Released:

  • Guillermo Heredia (44.6% strikeout rate this season)
  • Adam Duvall (32.1% strikeout rate this season)
  • Dansby Swanson (28.3% strikeout rate this season)
  • William Contreras (28% strikeout rate this season)
  • Austin Riley (27.8% strikeout rate this season)
  • Ronald Acuna (27.2% strikeout rate this season)
  • Orlando Arcia (25.9% strikeout rate this season)

Cubs at Yankees - 7:15 pm ET

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Pitcher Target - Matt Swarmer 5+ Strikeouts (+124) (Bet $100 to Win $124)

Yankees To Look For When Lineup Is Released:

  • Joey Gallo (40.5% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Giancarlo Stanton (30% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Matt Carpenter (29.4% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Kyle Higashioka (27.8% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Anthony Rizzo (25.5% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Josh Donaldson (22.9% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Aaron Judge (22.8% strikeout rate last 15 days)

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John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.


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