Gimme 5: Players to Back (Beltre) or Fade (Gregorius) for Prop Bets Monday

Jordan Sharp

Monday, April 23, 2018 2:42 PM UTC

Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 2:42 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 Monday slate has to offer.

Adrian Beltre vs. Trevor Cahill

The Rangers' Beltre is a sure-fire Hall of Famer in Major League Baseball once he’s hangs up his cleats. He has amassed a HOF-worthy career by smashing multiple pitchers, including Oakland's Cahill. After a three-RBI afternoon on Sunday, Beltre is once again looking like a strong prop betting option on Monday.

Over their career 31 plate appearances against one another, Beltre owns a .367 batting average off Cahill with 2 home runs, 5 RBI and 6 extra base hits. Assuming Beltre is at third base or designated hitter on Monday night, look for a nice night from the veteran slugger.

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Mariners Hitters vs. Miguel Gonzalez

As a team, the Mariners have crushed the White Sox’s Gonzalez over their past matchups, and with them slated to play one another again tonight, Gonzalez could get rocked. The MLB odds have the Mariners as -138 favorites at 5Dimes, and with how the M’s have crushed Gonzalez, it may be worth a shot on the moneyline, or the M’s run line.

Across 122 career plate appearances against Gonzalez, the M’s are hitting a combined .292 with 6 home runs, 21 RBI and 13 extra base hits. The trio of Nelson Cruz, Andrew Romine and Ichiro Suzuki are a combined 18-for-52 (.346) off Gonzalez with 3 home runs, 10 RBI and 9 extra-base hits.

Wil Myers vs. Chad Bettis

Bettis is pitching at home at Coors Field on Monday, but while his team is pretty heavily favored in the MLB odds, if San Diego's Myers has anything to say about it. Bettis might be in line to give up a few hits to the Padres outfielder. Myers is a career .330 hitter in Coors Field over 110 plate appearances. He’s jacked 8 homers 21 RBI, and 22 runs scored in Colorado, and his numbers against Bettis have been even better.

Myers is a career 8-for-16 (.500) hitter off Bettis with 2 home runs, 6 RBI and 6 extra-base hits. Myers has never hit anything other than extra base hits off Bettis, and with the way he hits in Coors look for Myers to be an excellent runs, hits and RBI prop option.

Didi Gregorius vs. Jake Odorizzi

Gregorius has been moved into the third spot for the Yankees hitting behind Aaron Judge and in front of Giancarlo Stanton. If that doesn’t get him pitches to hit, I don’t know what will.

However, with the way Gregorius has hit against Jake Odorizzi over his career, it might be a night to lay off the Yankees’ shortstop against the Twins’ righty. Over their career matchups, Gregorius is only hitting 2-for-16 (.125) against Odorizzi, with 1 RBI, 0 extra-base hits and 3 strikeouts.

Gerrit Cole vs. Angels Hitters

The Astros’ Cole is set to face off against the hot Angels offense Monday night, and while the Halos have been hitting the ball well to start the season, they have had very little success when they are facing Cole on the bump for Houston.

Over his career, Cole has held the Angels to a .160 batting average over 80 plate appearances. Cole owns a 26.3% strikeout rate against the Angels. Zack Cozart and Ian Kinsler have seen the worst of it over their careers, but as a team just lay off the Angels in their tough matchup. The MLB odds already have the Angels as huge underdogs of +180.

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