Even the left-hander has 46 strikeouts at 59??2/3 innings over 10 starts, averaging 6.94 strikeouts per nine innings (K/9), he has a 2.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio (K/BB) and 17.9% of his pitches are strikes.
Opponents are hitting only .261 from Keuchel and through 10 starts this season hes averaged 5.92 innings pitched and hes pitched five or more strikeouts in two of his last five starts.
BetOnline place Keuchels Over/Under strikeout complete at 4.5. They offer the brace:
Dallas Keuchel will have at least:
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 from Keuchel. The Mets are hitting .272 against left-handers using 285 strikeouts from 1085 at-bats and overall they have 40 strikeouts in 170 at-bats over their last seven games.
Keuchel has 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 using a strikeout rate with a speed over 36 percent above 21 per cent and only 3 batters. That is a minimal total for Keuchel and that I enjoy the price I am becoming so Ill take him to record 4.5 strikeouts at +100 tonight.