John Hyslop is here with his play of the day! Check out an MLB player prop bet he’s locking in for Chicago White Sox vs. Colorado Rockies on August 18, 2023.
White Sox vs. Rockies Pick: Peter Lambert 4+ Strikeouts | +112 at FanDuel
We’re at FanDuel for this one, but there is a catch. If you go to bet “Peter Lambert Over 3.5 Strikeouts”, the price is +110. But if you go into the alt line section, Lambert’s 4+ strikeouts is +112. I know that doesn’t seem like a big deal but it kind of is. If you could do that for every bet, it would add up quickly. Not trying to tell you what to do, but every time you take a strikeout prop at FanDuel, look in the alts first. It’s almost always a tick higher in that section. The more you know.
Here’s the thing about betting Peter Lambert. It’s scary as hell. Definitely not for the faint of heart but if it’s a Friday night bet, it’s actually good. We want real action on Friday nights and this is definitely action. The thing is, we may be at an advantage here. For starters, Peter has hit this number in each of his last two starts. He reached 80+ pitches in both of those starts for the first time this season which is pretty big. My guess is, as long as he doesn’t get waxed, he’ll be allowed to go 80+ tonight. Maybe even 90+.
Pitch count is important because you have to throw pitches to strike people out. That’s just how baseball works. Lambert will be throwing these pitches to the Chicago White Sox which is a good thing because this game is at Coors Field. On the season, only five teams have struck out more in road games than the White Sox. Maybe they like to party when they hit the road, or just hate sleeping in hotel beds but whatever it is, they strike out more because of it. My guess is Lambert gets smacked around a little tonight, but when all is said and done, he sits at least four guys down. Feels right.