Even the left-hander has 46 strikeouts at 59??2/3 innings over 10 starts, averaging 6.94 strikeouts per nine innings (K/9)that he’s got a 2.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio (K/BB) and 17.9 percent of his pitches are strikes.
Opponents are hitting just .261 from Keuchel and through 10 starts this season he has averaged 5.92 innings pitched and he’s pitched at least five strikeouts in two of his past five starts.
BetOnline set Keuchel’s Over/Under strikeout complete at 4.5. They offer the next brace:
Dallas Keuchel will have :
3 strikeouts (-833)
4 strikeouts (-227)
5 strikeouts (+100)
6 strikeouts (+160)
7 strikeouts (+321)
8 strikeouts (+647)
9 strikeouts (+1287)
The current Mets roster is merely 46-for-181 (.254) with 26 strikeouts against Keuchel. The Mets are hitting on .272 against left-handers with 285 strikeouts from 1085 at-bats and overall 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 probably have five batters having a strikeout rate above 21 percent and only 3 batters using a hard-hit speed over 36 percent. This is a low overall for Keuchel and I enjoy the price I am getting so I will take him to capture 4.5 strikeouts in +100 tonight.