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 the Monday, May 14 slate has to offer.
Carlos Carrasco has his way with most of the Tigers. We’ll get into that more in a little bit, but to lead off Monday’s short slate, we have to tough on Jose Iglesias and his smooth hitting against one of the Indians’ best pitchers.
Iglesias is a career 9-for-28 (.321) hitter versus Carrasco, with 5 extra base hits. While most of the Tigers could have trouble at home versus the Indians’ starter, if you can find a total bases prop for Iglesias, it could be worth a look. He already has multiple hits in three games this month.
Yonder Alonso (Indians) vs. Mike Fiers (Tigers)
On the other side of the matchup on Monday is Yonder Alonso, who has had his way with Tigers’ starter Mike Fiers in the past. Alonso has kind of been slumping in the month of May, but he’s also starting to pull himself out of it. If he can continue that Monday in a favorable matchup, we could be able to take advantage of his MLB prop odds.
Alonso is 6-for-14 with 2 doubles, 3 walks, and 3 RBI against Fiers over his career, and Fiers is definitely susceptible to giving up the long ball. Fiers has already given up 7 home runs over his last five starts. Even though Alonso doesn’t have a career dinger versus Fiers, it might be a night to take a shot on that if you can get 3/1 odds or better.Lance McCullers (Astros) vs. Angels Batters
Other than one blowout against the Twins when he gave up eight runs early in the season, Lance McCullers has been fantastic this season. The Angels have yet to meet him this season, but that chances on Monday with an exciting AL West showdown. Even though the series itself should be a good one, the Astros definitely have the advantage with McCullers on the mound.
The Angels are only 20-for-99 (.202) against McCullers with a strikeout rate of 23.6%. McCullers has a couple of double-digit strikeout performances from earlier this season, and while he hasn’t had too many strikeouts over his last two starts, that may change on Monday.
Jose Bautista (Braves) vs. Jose Quintana (Cubs)
The battle of the Joses will take place Monday night in Chicago and it definitely favors Jose Quintana. Jose Bautista has had a ton of trouble against Quintana from their days in the American League, and now that Bautista is in the NL, I don’t think that will change. Bautista is only 1-for-19 (.053) in his career against Quintana, and even though that one hit was a home run, he has also struck out seven times.
Victor Martinez (Tigers) vs. Carlos Carrasco (Indians)
Unlike his teammate, Iglesias, Victor Martinez does not fair very well against Carrasco. Over career 44 plate appearances against the Indians’ right-hander, Martinez is just 8-for-41 (.195) with no home runs, only 2 extra base hits and 3 strikeouts. As a team, the Tigers are hitting just .220 over 168 plate appearances against Carrasco, and without Iglesias, they are hitting just .198 against Carrasco. It might be a night to fade the Tigers altogether.