Gimme 5: Players to Back (Bryant) or Fade for Prop Bets Sunday

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, April 7, 2018 7:03 PM UTC

Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 7:03 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 compiled a daily report of the best prop betting matchups that Sunday’s slate has to offer.

Kris Bryant vs. Chase Anderson

Kris Bryant only has 16 career plate appearances against the Brewers’ Chase Anderson, but in those 16 appearances Bryant has 6 hits and 3 of them were home runs.

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Bryant has played well to start the season, and while his homers in that video both came at home, Bryant could once again have a ton of prop betting value in a matchup he has owned. If the price tag for his runs, hits, and RBI is right, take a stab at the over, or even on his chances of hitting a home run Sunday.

The Reds vs. Jameson Taillon

Living in Indianapolis I got to see a lot of Jameson Taillon with the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians. It’s hard to watch Taillon pitch for more than a couple of innings and not realize the talent level the Pirates have.
However, Taillon can give up some fly balls, some of which leave the park. This was true last season against some of the Reds’ better hitters, and that could continue on Sunday’s matinee between the two.

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Last season Jose Peraza, Scooter Gennett, and Billy Hamilton combined 23-for-48 (.479) off of Taillon with 2 home runs and 8 RBI, to go with 6 extra base hits. If the MLB Odds continue to favor the Reds on Sunday, it might be a solid moneyline wager if Taillon gets rocked by the Reds.

Angels’ Big Bats vs. Kendall Graveman

In honor of Wrestlemania on Sunday night, we have to talk about the big bruisers in the Angels’ lineup. The combined weight of the Albert Pujols, Luis Valbuena, and Mike Trout tag team is nearly 700 pounds, and they have used that girth to power-bomb Kendall Graveman through a couple of tables in their past matchups.

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Those three heavy-hitters are a combined 24-for-71 (.338) throughout their careers against Graveman, with 6 home runs and 15 RBI. Pujols alone is 10-for-27 against Graveman with 3 home runs and 9 RBI, so if the 'Over' looks kind on the Angels’ team total, all it might take is a couple more long balls from these three heavyweights.

Matt Harvey owns Bryce Harper

There are a few Nationals hitters who have had some success historically off the Mets’ Matt Harvey. However, across 32 career plate appearances against Harvey, Bryce Harper has recorded only 2 hits.

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One of those hits was a home run, but overall Harper has been dominated by the Mets’ righty. Harper has 7 strikeouts and just 3 walks against Harvey in the past, and that kind of dominance is hard to overcome in cold game on Sunday Night Baseball.

Tanner Roark Spits Fire Against the Mets

Also in the nightcap is the Nationals’ righty Tanner Roark, who throughout his career has dominated at times, and it seems like most of those times have come against the Mets. Roark has already dominated the Braves this season, and looking back on his BVP stats against the Mets, he New York might just be next in line.

Against Jay Bruce, Yoenis Cespedes, Travis d’Arnaud, Juan Lagares, and Wilmer Flores, Roark has given up just 10 hits (4 home runs) over 78 plate appearances, and none of those guys are hitting better than .176 against Roark throughout their careers. In a cold evening on Sunday, Roark could have a ton of prob betting value on his strikeouts, innings pitched, or just for the Nats getting a win.

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