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Handicapper and player prop expert John Hyslop is here with his top MLB player prop bet for Tuesday. His pick comes from the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Yankees game with his sights set on veteran left-hander Jose Quintana.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Yankees Prediction: Drink the Juice With Jose Quintana

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Pirates vs. Yankees Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: July 5, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: MLB.TV

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Yankees Prediction

Jose Quintana Over 3.5 Strikeouts (-155) (Bet $155 to Win $100)

*Odds Available at DraftKings*

This one is at both DraftKings and BetMGM, so we have options. Actually BetMGM is 3.5 (-160) but whatever. If you can't play there, then FanDuel is the spot, but they have 4.5 (+108). While you are there, you might as well play 6+ (+250) on top of the 4.5 since you're in a double-plus moneyline situation. That's the ticket to ultimate happiness. Everyone knows that.

Jose Quintana really isn't a strikeout guy by nature. In his career, he's got 1462 strikeouts in 1634 innings of work. That's how you get tagged with 3.5s when your turn to pitch. It's just how this game we play works. But still, those numbers aren't quite 3.5 bad if you ask me. The guy is only 33 years old and facing 20+ batters seemingly every game. To saddle him with a 3.5 is pretty insulting.

So far this season, Quintana has started 15 games. In those 15 starts, he's gone over 3.5 ten times. Three of the times, he didn't come in his first three starts of the season so those don't even count. The guy was rusty. It happens. Once you throw those three starts out, you'll see he has gone over 3.5 in 10 of 12 starts (math). We're talking each of his last five, too, so the man is in good form right now.

Tonight Quintana gets the New York Yankees at home in front of his own fans. While the Yankees can hit and are in first place in the AL East, they strike out a ton. So far on the season, only four teams in MLB have struck out more than they have against lefties. Over the last two weeks, only seven teams have struck out more than the Bombers, no matter what side the ball was coming from. There are like seven guys that could be in the lineup tonight that are all 25+% strikeout guys over the last two weeks. Quintana could get this in the first inning.

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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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