It’s a small sample (45 Plate Appearances across 2 games), but this California kid (who now plays for Minnesota) has a 35.6% lifetime K rate vs. this Tigers team. How is this plus money?
In his first career battle with the Tigers on April 27th, Ryan posted a career-high 9 strikeouts. That game was played in Minnesota.
Next, they headed to Detroit for a rematch on July 23rd. Ryan failed to match his 9 K watermark in that one but still whiffed 7 Tigers — a healthy +1.5 cushion above today’s line.
He followed that performance with a solid 6 strikeout showing last week in San Diego. Today, he gets another crack at the Tigers — but this time from the comfort of his own home in Minnesota.
We wrote about Ryan’s July 23rd matchup with Detroit and why we liked it for FlashPicks. It was an easy cash, and we like it for similar reasons today. The Tigers still have the 6th highest team K% vs. RHP. Why not run it back for a little matinee action?!
$FML's Best Bet: Joe Ryan (MIN) Over 5.5 Ks (+110) vs. Tigers via Barstool or Sugar House
If you’re feelin’ risky, you could consider laddering this prop up to 7+ Ks on FanDuel Sportsbook, which is a number he’s hit or exceeded in 3 of his last 7 home games (including that 9 K performance vs. Detroit).