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Which pitchers will rack up the strikeouts on today's 16-game slate? Jason Radowitz shares his best MLB strikeout bets for April 21st. Read on to find out what the best MLB player prop bets for Sunday are.
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Best MLB Strikeout Bets: Lock In This Expert's Best MLB Player Prop Bets for Sunday

We're back with another full week of strikeout props! With plenty of enticing matchups on the slate, I've added three strikeout props that I'll be firing on.

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April 21 Best MLB Strikeout Props

George Kirby Over 5.5 Ks (-102) Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds

George Kirby has only struck out 21.1% of batters this season. That's almost in line with his 22.7% of strikeouts last season.

That said, he's still struck out 25% of righties to begin the year and will likely face more righties than lefties in the Colorado lineup tonight.

The Rockies' projected lineup has actually struck out 27% of the time since last year against righties. They've also got seven batters in the lineup who have struck out at least 24.1% of the time against righties since last year.

If Kirby can keep his walks down, he will likely pitch long enough to earn enough strikeouts to earn the Win.

Merrill Kelly Over 4.5 Ks (+102) Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds

Last year, Merrill Kelly struck out 26.4% of batters, including 25.7% of lefties and 27.2% of righties.

However, this season, he's only struck out 22.6% of batters. He's added 29.8% of strikeouts against righties but just 15.2% of strikeouts against lefties. That figures to change against the Giants.

After all, the Giants' projected lineup has struck out 22.8% of the time against righties, with six batters striking out at least 22.6% of the time. The Giants should have five lefties and four righties in the lineup. But Kelly's strikeouts were balanced last year, and we will likely get back to that as we get a larger sample size.

I'm on Kelly's Over here.

Joe Musgrove Under 5.5 Ks (+120) Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds

At +120, I'm all in on this one.

Joe Musgrove has only struck out 18.8% of batters to begin the year. He's also struggled badly against righties, allowing a .208 ISO and wOBA of .415 to his first 57 righties faced this season.

That said, he'll take on a Blue Jays lineup that will likely include six righties. Since last season, those six righties have struck out 20.1% of the time against righties. Ultimately, the Blue Jays only have three real targets for high strikeouts against righties.

Musgrove was better at striking out lefties last season. But he's always struggled to find consistently with strikeouts against righties. Let's back his Under in this one.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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