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Brad Evans’ MLB bet of the day (May 10)

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Always itching for action, Brad Evans scours the ‘books for a seducing wager whether NFL, NBA, MLB, Chinese ping pong, whatever. Come back daily to see where he’s blowing his bankroll. Fade or follow? That, of course, is entirely up to you. 

MLB Prop Bet of the Day

Alex Wood OVER 5.5 strikeouts vs. Texas (-137, William Hill

The Giants, busting it out of the box, are an unexpected six games above .500. Balanced across the board, they rank No. 9 in total OPS and No. 7 in total team ERA. Suffice it to say, the Padres won’t automatically be crowned kings of the NL West. Wood is one of many reasons why. The southpaw has undergone a rebirth by the Bay. Through 23.0 innings pitched, he’s registered a sparkling 1.96 ERA and 4.40 K/BB, eclipsing the proposed total in two of four starts. His slider and change have left many hitters second-guessing. Rangers hitters could soon walk back to the dugout in disgust. Texas ranks No. 8 in strikeout rate, swinging and missing at a 26.3% clip. Inside the chilly confines of Oracle Park, expect the converted reliever to continue to deal. 

Units risked: 1.37
Column record: 11-14 (-2.23 units)

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