Even the left-hander has 46 strikeouts at 59??2/3 innings over 10 begins, averaging 6.94 strikeouts per nine innings (K/9), he’s got a 2.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio (K/BB) and 17.9 percent of the pitches have been strikes.
Opponents are hitting just .261 against Keuchel and during 10 starts this season he’s averaged 5.92 innings pitched and he’s pitched five or more strikeouts in just two of his past five starts.
BetOnline set Keuchel’s Over/Under strikeout complete at 4.5. They offer the prop:
Dallas Keuchel will possess at least:
3 strikeouts (-833)
4 strikeouts (-227)
5 strikeouts (+100)
6 strikeouts (+160)
7 strikeouts (+321)
8 strikeouts (+647)
9 strikeouts (+1287)
The present Mets roster is merely 46-for-181 (.254) with 26 strikeouts from Keuchel. The Mets are hitting on .272 against left-handers using 285 strikeouts in 1085 at-bats and they have 40 strikeouts in 170 at-bats within their last seven games.
Keuchel includes a .338 Weighted On-Base Average (wOBA) plus he problems 3.02 walks per nine innings (BB/9). The Mets lineup will have five batters having a strikeout rate using a hard-hit rate above 36 percent above only 3 batters and 21 per cent. That is a low total for Keuchel and I enjoy the price I’m getting so I’ll take him to record over 4.5 strikeouts in +100 tonight.