Joey Lucchesi Over 5 Strikeouts
Look no further for a great player prop tonight than Joey Lucchesi, who is set to take the mound for the New York Mets against the Washington Nationals. Lucchesi was summoned from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday to join New York’s rotation for his first MLB appearance since June 2021. He did not disappoint, striking out nine batters over seven innings as the Mets cruised to an easy 7-0 victory against the Giants.
Now, with a matchup on tap versus a weak Nationals offense entering the day ranked 26th in the league in hitting, Lucchesi is shaping up to be an easy pick to record at least 5 strikeouts today after recording 7 against a more formidable opponent in his last outing.
But that’s not all. Consider this: The Nationals are coming off a tough series against the Miami Marlins, where they struck out a whopping 33 times in just three games. That’s an average of 11 strikeouts per game. With Lucchesi’s recent success on the mound and the Nationals’ struggles at the plate, it’s highly likely that Lucchesi will rack up at least 5 strikeouts in today’s game.
Additionally, it’s worth noting that the Nationals have struggled mightily against left-handed pitching this season, hitting just .217 with a .677 OPS against southpaws. This bodes well for Lucchesi, who is a lefty and has been known to give opposing batters fits with his funky delivery and ability to mix up his pitches.
All in all, everything points towards Lucchesi having a strong outing on the mound today, and recording at least 5 strikeouts in the process. If you’re looking for a strong pick today, consider taking the over on Lucchesi’s strikeout prop bet.
Pete Alonso Over 1 Total Base
Pete Alonso has been one of the hottest hitters in the MLB this season, hitting 10 home runs in just 24 games. He’s been a crucial part of the Mets’ offense, and has been relied upon heavily to score runs via the long ball. Despite going 0/8 in the first two games of this series against the Nationals, Alonso is still a dangerous hitter who can turn a game around in an instant.
The Mets desperately need a win in this series against the Nationals, and they’ll be looking to their superstar slugger to lead the way. While the rest of the team has struggled to hit home runs, Alonso has been consistently hitting the ball hard and getting on base. He is the leader in the MLB in home runs with 10 and has driven in 23 RBIs in 21 games. To say Alonso is off to a hot start is an understatement, and expect him to take advantage of mid tier starting pitcher Trevor Williams today.
It’s worth noting that Alonso has a solid track record against the Nationals, hitting .276 with 7 home runs and 17 RBI in 24 games against them. He’s also hitting .333 at home this season, and will have the home crowd behind him as he tries to snap out of his mini-slump and lead his team to victory. In short, if you’re looking for a safe bet in today’s game, consider taking the over on Pete Alonso’s total bases. With his power and clutch hitting ability, he’s a strong candidate to come through and help the Mets get the win they desperately need.
Take Pete Alonso Over 1 total base tonight against the Nationals.