Pick #9: Shohei Ohtani O7.5 Ks (-144 FD)

Heading to the west coast for this late night pitching showdown between Luis Castillo and Shohei Ohtani. I am taking Shohei Ohtani’s strikeout over tonight at 7.5 so we’ll need 8! In his last 4 starts against the Mariners at home, he has gone 10-10-8-8 and hasn’t gone under once. Third in the league just behind Strider and Gausman in K/9 (12.2) and K% (33.8), Shohei has continued his pitching dominance that really puts him on a tier of his own caliber. The Mariners over the last 30 are a bottom 10 team in baseball in K%, striking out just about 25% of the time. Let’s get 2 in the first inning and get on good track!