Betting: Prop Queen's Top MLB Plays for May 24th

The Prop Queen, Ariel Epstein, gives her best plays for the MLB slate on Tuesday, May 24th.

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ARIEL EPSTEIN: Happy Tuesday, Yahoo Sportsbook. I'm the Prop Queen, Ariel Epstein, with three strikeout props for tonight in Major League Baseball. I'm starting with an over. It's 4 and 1/2 on the strikeout prop for the Chicago Cubs starter Marcus Stroman. I like the over because he's up against the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds when they're at home against a righty starter are averaging just over five strikeouts per start. Stroman last year was in Cincinnati, and he had seven strikeouts against the Reds. Stroman also has gone over this number in three of his last four starts. I'm going with the over 4 and 1/2 strikeouts on Marcus Stroman.

For my next prop, I'm going with an under. It's the under 5 and 1/2 strikeouts on Washington Nationals starter Josiah Gray. Gray is up against a team in the Los Angeles Dodgers who really doesn't strike out much against righties, only averaging just over four strikeouts per start. With this number at 5 and 1/2, it feels high for a pitcher that's gone under 5 and 1/2 strikeouts in five of his eight starts this season. The only times that Gray went over 5 and 1/2 strikeouts, he was up against teams that have a top-15 K rate like the Miami Marlins and the Arizona Diamondbacks. I'm going with the under 5 and 1/2 strikeouts on Josiah Gray.

For my last prop, I'm betting the over 4 and 1/2 strikeouts on Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Kyle Gibson. Gibson's gone up against three different teams that have a top-15 K rate against right-handed pitchers, and he went over 4 and 1/2 in all three of those starts. The Braves, they have a top-10 K rate against right-handed pitchers, averaging 5 and 1/2 strikeouts against those righties per start.

At home, it's just over five strikeouts as well for the Braves against righty starters. I also like the fact that Gibson faced the Braves in Atlanta last year. He had eight strikeouts in 4 and 1/3 innings pitched. Over 4 and 1/2 strikeouts on Kyle Gibson tonight.

Here's your Prop Queen recap. I'm betting the over 4 and 1/2 strikeouts on Marcus Stroman, under 5 and 1/2 strikeouts on Josiah Gray, and over 4 and 1/2 strikeouts on Kyle Gibson. That's it for me, your Prop Queen, Ariel Epstein, here on this Tuesday in Major League Baseball. Good luck to your bets tonight.

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