Gimme 5: Players to Back (Abreu) or Fade (Richard) for Prop Bets Friday

Jordan Sharp

Friday, April 27, 2018 1:38 PM UTC

Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 1:38 PM UTC

MLB prop betting takes mounds of research and combing through hours of stats to find the perfect odds. Luckily, here at Sportsbook Review we have complied a daily report of the best prop betting matchups that Friday’s slate has to offer.

Jose Abreu vs. Danny Duffy

Abreu got the night off Thursday for the White Sox due to flu-like symptoms. There's a good chance he will return for Friday’s night’s matchup with Duffy and the Kansas City Royals. Duffy has yet to win a game this season, and while he has put up some quality starts he’s also blown up some games after giving up a ton of runs. Duffy’s last start was one of the latter instances. He only lasted 4.2 innings after giving up 10 hits and six runs, all earned.

In his first start of the season, Duffy gave up 5 earned runs and 3 home runs to these same White Sox, and in that game Abreu homered as well. For this career Abreu is 16-for-45 (.356) with 2 home runs, 5 RBI and 4 total extra-base hits off Duffy. Considering Abreu already has a homer off Duffy this season, it might be a night to chase his home run odds after a night off.

#WhiteSox @ #Royals

Jose Abreu cranks a two-run home run over the left field wall off Danny Duffy to trim the Royals lead to 4-2, his first of the 2018 season

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Miguel Cabrera vs. Chris Tillman

Cabrera is not the player he was a few seasons ago after injury and age are starting to take its toll on the future Hall of Famer. However, Cabrera has shown little signs of slowing down to start 2018, hitting .325 with a pair of homers and 16 RBI.

Cabrera has driven in 6 runs over his last four games, and against the Orioles and Tillman on Friday the Tigers’ slugger has a great chance to return some profits on a prop play. Cabrera is a career 6-for-20 (.300) hitter off Tillman with a home run and 6 RBI. If the price is right, Cabrera’s runs, hits and RBI prop might be worth a look.

Mets Batters vs. Clayton Richard

The Padres' Richard has struggled mightily in the month of April. Outside of a win on the road in Coors Field where he still gave up 4 runs, Richard has given up 3 or more runs in every start he’s had this month.

That may continue, or get even worse tonight as the Mets head into Petco Park. While San Diego is a pitcher’s paradise, for Richard the Mets have given him a ton of trouble. Over 97 Mets batters faced over his career, Richard is allowing them to hit .411 with 4 home runs, 17 RBI and 14 total extra-base hits. That’s an OPS is 1.137, so don’t hesitate to back the Mets on the road in this one as -152 favorites on the moneyline.

Aaron Altherr vs. Julio Teheran

There is always a chance that the Phillies decide to sit Altherr for this game, but if he is in the lineup his chances of producing a good day at the dish against the Braves’ Teheran are pretty slim.

Altherr is a career 3-for-21 (.143) against Teheran, and while he does own a home run off the Braves’ right-hander, Altherr has also struck out in 45.5% of his plate appearances against Teheran.

Freddy Galvis vs. Jacob deGrom

While the Mets’ batters may have some success against Richard and the Padres’ pitching on Friday, deGrom might also have some success against several Padres hitters. DeGrom has had a ton of success against the Padres, and the main hitter he bullies is Galvis, the San Diego shortstop.

Galvis is a career 3-for-17 against deGrom with no extra-base hits and 5 strikeouts. If Gavis is in the lineup, he is probably worth fading in any prop bets that are on offer for this large night slate of MLB action.

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