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Elly De La Cruz of the Cincinnati Reds reacts after his home run against the Seattle Mariners, and we offer our top MLB player props and expert picks based on the best MLB odds.
Elly De La Cruz of the Cincinnati Reds reacts after his home run against the Seattle Mariners. Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images via AFP.

There's baseball action aplenty on Tuesday, and we're offering our top MLB player props and expert picks based on the best MLB odds.

All 30 MLB teams are in action, adding further intrigue for fans and bettors alike. Proceedings commence with an AL West showdown between the World Series odds-contender Texas Rangers and the surprising Oakland Athletics, who sit just three games out of the division lead. First pitch from Oakland is scheduled for 3:37 p.m. ET.

There are a handful of games starting just before 7 p.m. ET, and we're focusing on a pair of them for our first two Tuesday picks.

The Pittsburgh Pirates host the Los Angeles Angels, and the Arizona Diamondbacks visit the Cincinnati Reds, with first pitch for both games expected at 6:40 p.m. ET.

Tuesday ends with Part 2 of what is surely some sort of sick joke, as the Miami Marlins are in Los Angeles to get bullied by "MV3" and the Dodgers for the second night in a row.

To accompany our Astros vs. Yankees player props and our Blue Jays vs. Phillies player props, here are our MLB player props and expert picks for Tuesday (MLB picks based on odds via our best MLB betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Tuesday’s MLB expert picks

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MLB player props

Zac Gallen Under 5.5 strikeouts ⭐⭐⭐

DraftKingsFanDuelBetMGMCaesarsbet365
OddsUnder 5.5 (+120)Under 5.5 (+112)Under 5.5 (+105)Under 5.5 (+106)Under 5.5 (+100)

Game info: Diamondbacks vs. Reds | Moneyline: Diamondbacks (-130 via Betway) | Total: Over 8.5 (-135)/Under 8.5 (+110) via Betway | Start time: 6:40 p.m. ET

Arizona Diamondbacks' ace Zac Gallen finds himself in a familiar position this season as an MLB Cy Young odds contender. Gallen owns a 3.38 ERA and is striking out 9.84 batters per nine innings, a slight uptick from last year's mark. However, he hasn't pitched since April 26 due to a hamstring injury, so he may be somewhat limited in Tuesday's start. 

The Cincinnati Reds could certainly add to Gallen's woes if they wake up from their slumber. The Reds have scored just eight runs in their last five games, losing three straight at home to the Baltimore Orioles and crossing the plate just twice.

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Our trusted projection models expect Cincy to at least put the ball in play on Tuesday. Gallen is projected for just 5.22 punchouts, so we're getting roughly 27% positive expected value on this bet when we run that number against the +120 odds at DraftKings.

Most of our other best sports betting sites are hovering around +105, and Pinnacle - which features one of the most respected trading teams in the sports betting industry - is offering the Under at -101.

Best odds: +120 via DraftKings

Patrick Sandoval Under 5.5 strikeouts ⭐⭐⭐⭐

DraftKingsFanDuelBetMGMCaesarsbet365
OddsUnder 5.5 (-115)Under 5.5 (+100)Under 5.5 (-115)Under 5.5 (-115)Under 5.5 (-115)

Game info: Angels vs. Pirates | Moneyline: Pirates (-130 via Betway) | Total: Over 8.5 (-105)/Under 8.5 (-115) via Betway | Start time: 6:40 p.m. ET

Los Angeles Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval is striking out opposing hitters for fun, racking up 38 Ks across 32 innings. However, he also hands out free passes at an alarming rate, combining those punchouts with 4.5 BB/9.

The Pittsburgh Pirates present an interesting matchup for Sandoval, as they strike out at the eighth-highest rate in the majors but also walk at the third-highest rate.

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Sandoval's average projection comes from all three of our trusted models, sitting at 5.04. Based on that number, we're getting roughly 22% +EV through FanDuel's +100 odds.

All of our best sports betting apps have this Under at minus money, and Pinnacle is at -123, so make sure you get this number before it disappears.

Best odds: +100 via FanDuel

MLB player props made Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET.

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