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Why to Bet Gerrit Cole OVER 8.5 Strikeouts (+100) Tonight: Expert MLB Player Prop Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions | Wednesday, Sep. 1

It is an interesting slate tonight for [main-page-link sport=”bmlb” link=”8″], with fewer teams in action than usual for a Wednesday. With the help of the Awesemo expert MLB player prop betting tool, below are three of Awesemo’s best expert MLB bets today.

Best MLB Bets Today: Player Prop Odds & Betting Picks

Gerrit Cole Over 8.5 Strikeouts (+100, FanDuel)

Gerrit Cole came back from a stint on the IL for COVID and has been fantastic as far as swings and misses go. It was also interesting to see that he was stretched out in his starts off the injured list. The Angels have been striking out in bunches, and Jameson Taillon went over his strikeout line last night despite being pulled early in the game. Cole is going to have a lot of swings and misses while also potentially giving up a few solo shots.

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Kevin Gausman Over 5.5 Strikeouts (-110, FanDuel)

Kevin Gausman has been a revelation with the Giants and is a big reason they have had so much success. Gausman has almost a 30% strikeout rate and is barely giving up anything hit hard, as his 7% barrel rate shows. Even odds on this bet make for a great spot to attack, as the Brewers have become a team that hits home runs and does not mind striking out. Willy Adames leads the team in strikeout rate but also offers a ton of power. Gausman only needs six strikeouts to hit, so this is an easy play tonight.

Jared Walsh to Hit a Home Run (+600, BetMGM)

Jared Walsh is the perfect hitter to take shots at against hard-throwing right handers, which Gerrit Cole is. Cole has been fantastic with swing-and-miss stuff, but his favorite pitch is his hard, riding fastball. Walsh is great at hitting fastballs, and although Cole is a Cy Young contender, he is giving up almost 10% barrels this year. Targeting Angels for solo shots is not a bad spot at +600 odds, and Walsh is one of their best bets for a home run today.

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