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Handicapper and MLB player props expert John Hyslop is here to break down his top potential strikeouts candidates to bet across Sunday's MLB action.
ANALYSIS

Sunday's MLB Best Bets: Luis Ortiz, Adrian Sampson, and the Strikeout Watch List

I know it's Sunday and it's football day but that doesn't mean we can't get a Strikeout Watch List going. It wasn't long ago that we needed one of these to get us through a Sunday. We can't forget our roots. Never forget where you came from. I saw that on a bumper sticker once so you know it's legit advice. The thing about this list is it's an easy one to follow. Both of these guys are in the same game and it's an early one. How hard is that? While we're watching all of our 1:00 pm ET NFL player props, we can also watch a couple of guys get us home on +200 bets. That feels like the right thing to do.

Remember, we need to see AT LEAST five of these batters in these lineups when they are released. If that happens, get your space suit on. If we don't see at least five of these names in each lineup, walk away. We'll find something better. Also, don't forget to be somebody today.

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Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates - 1:35 pm ET

Pitcher Target - Luis Ortiz 6+ Strikeouts (+196)

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Cubs To Look For When Lineup Is Released:

  • Christopher Morel (43.2% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Nelson Velazquez (42.3% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Franmil Reyes (39% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Patrick Wisdom (36.7% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Jared Young (31.8% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Michael Hermosillo (29% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Yan Gomes (27% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • David Bote (25.5% strikeout rate last 15 days)

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates - 1:35 pm ET

Pitcher Target - Adrian Sampson 5+ Strikeouts (+240)

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Pirates To Look For When Lineup Is Released:

  • Greg Allen (42.9% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Oneil Cruz (41.4% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Jack Suwinski (38.8% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Zack Collins (35.3% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Jason Delay (27.6% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Bryan Reynolds (25.4% strikeout rate last 15 days)
  • Michael Chavis (24.5% 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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