MLB Strikeout Props: Joe Musgrove, Zack Wheeler Among Picks to Go Over on Wednesday is an independent sports news and information service. has partnerships with some of the top legal and licensed sportsbook companies in the US. When you claim a bonus offer or promotion through a link on this site, Gaming Today may receive referral compensation from the sportsbook company. Although the relationships we have with sportsbook companies may influence the order in which we place companies on the site, all reviews, recommendations, and opinions are wholly our own. They are the recommendations from our authors and contributors who are avid sports fans themselves.

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Today, we seek maximum value with our MLB strikeout prop selections. Multiple of our picks are on a roll and have favorable betting lines to go Over their listed totals tonight. Check out our best MLB strikeout props picks for Wednesday, Aug. 2

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Game Time Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Sat (9/23) @ 4:05pm ET NY Mets +4.5 -161 +1900 o10.5 +115
PHI Phillies -4.5 +125 -10000 u10.5 -149
Sat (9/23) @ 7:05pm ET SEA Mariners +1.5 -189 +105 o8.5 -110
TEX Rangers -1.5 +155 -125 u8.5 -110
Sat (9/23) @ 8:40pm ET STL Cardinals +1.5 -135 +150 u8.5 -115
SD Padres -1.5 +110 -185 o8.5 -105

MLB Strikeout Props (8/2/23)

Here are our best MLB strikeout props for Wednesday. 

Joe Musgrove Over 6.5 Strikeouts (+126 on FanDuel)

Joe Musgrove registered at least seven strikeouts in three of his five July starts for the Padres. His lowest strikeout total for the month was five, and that came against the Texas Rangers, so as of late, he has hovered right around his listed total for tonight. He is up against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, who are the sixth-worst in the league in strikeouts. 

As a team, the Rockies have a chase percentage three percentage points above league average. Their lack of discipline at the plate is going to be especially challenging for them against Musgrove, as he has about every pitch in his arsenal. He uses the four-seamer, curveball, cutter, slider, and changeup at clips of 25%, 24%, 20%, 15%, and 11% respectively. He is also drawing a chase percentage well above league average. 

He has faced seven of the Rockies’ batters throughout his career for a total of 41 plate appearances, and he tossed 16 strikeouts in those matchups. He is also allowing a slash line of only .195, .267, .681.

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Logan Gilbert Under 5.5 Strikeouts (+122 on FanDuel)

Logan Gilbert is having a solid season for the Mariners despite their 2023 campaign being a letdown to this point. However, he has only tossed six or more strikeouts in three of his last 10 trips to the mound. Tonight, he is up against Boston – one of the best in the league at avoiding strikeouts. They are ninth best in the category with only 875 on the season. 

The Red Sox’s lineup has the fourth-best team batting average, a chase percentage below league average, and a chase contact percentage well above league average. Additionally, the Red Sox have allowed six or more strikeouts to only three pitchers in their last 10 games – Max Scherzer, Spencer Strider, and George Kirby. 

The final reason we’re leaning Gilbert to go Under his strikeout total Wednesday night is that he uses the four-seamer 42% of the time and puts it in the zone 56% of the time. The cherry on top is that batters are hitting his fastball at a .295 average. That won’t do him any favors on the mound tonight. 

Zack Wheeler Over 6.5 (-152 on Caesars)

Zack Wheeler is coming off the best month of his season in July. He registered monthly season lows in hits allowed, earned runs, and pitches thrown, and he came within two of tying his highest strikeout total in a month this year. The Phillies righty pitched at least seven strikeouts in four of his five starts in July, including an 11-strikeout performance against the Pirates in his last start of the month.

Over on Phillies' Zack Wheeler is one of our MLB strikeout props picks for Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023.
Philadelphia Phillies’ Zack Wheeler (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Miami is one of the better teams at avoiding strikeouts, but Wheeler has a few things going in his favor. The first is that the Marlins will chase, posting a team chase percentage four percentage points above league average. Wheeler uses the slider and curveball pretty regularly, and eight of the Marlins’ 13 batters with more than 100 plate appearances this season hit breaking balls at a clip below .250. His usage of breaking ball pitches should help keep the Marlins off balance enough for Wheeler’s fastball, which the Marlins are better at hitting.

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