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

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, April 28, 2018 5:02 PM UTC

Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 5:02 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 Sunday’s slate has to offer.

Kris Bryant vs. Zach Davies

Kris Bryant has been a member of this article several times to start the MLB season, and once again his matchup against a starting pitcher is worth noting on Sunday afternoon. The Cubs are battling the Brewers, who are starting Zach Davies for the divisional matinee.

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Kris Bryant will return to the Cubs lineup this afternoon against the Brewers. He missed four games after being hit by a pitch last weekend.

— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) April 28, 2018

Across 31 career plate appearances, Bryant has rocked Davies to the tune of a .433 batting average (13-for-30) with 2 home runs, 6 RBI, and 5 total extra base hits. Bryant got back in the lineup on Saturday afternoon for the Cubs, and as long as he is back in the lineup Sunday afternoon as well, he should be a fine prop target.

Brad Miller vs. Rick Porcello

Brad Miller has faced Rick Porcello almost as much as any batter versus pitcher matchup on this Sunday slate, and while Miller hasn’t hit efficiently at 10-for-41, (.244) he has hit for power against Porcello.

Miller has 3 home runs, 9 RBI, and 8 total extra base hits off Porcello during his career. Miller also has 11 strikeouts over that span, so don’t expect a multi-hit day from the Rays’ slugger. However, if his home runs odds are right, it could be a day to take a chance on Miller sending one over the wall.

Ty Blach vs. Dodgers’ Batters

Ty Blach usually doesn’t get brought up too much when it comes to the best of San Francisco’s pitchers, but the southpaw and former Creighton Jay has actually been really good in his career against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

LA does have a lot of left-handed bats, so look for some of those guys to get the afternoon off Sunday. However, even some of the Dodgers’ righties have had issues with Blach. Yasiel Puig is 4-for-18 (.222) lifetime against him, and Kike Hernandez is 2-for-15 (.133). As a team, the Dodgers are 25-for-114 (.219) with only 1 home run and 5 total extra base hits against Blach, so don’t expect huge things from LA.

Jason Heyward vs. Zach Davies

Unlike his teammate, Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward has seen his share of struggles at the plate when he gets to face off against Zach Davies and the Brewers. Heyward is 2-for-21 (.095) lifetime against Davies with only 1 extra base hit in his past. Since Heyward’s stretch of four straight multi-games earlier this month, he has struggled a little at the plate. That may continue Sunday against Davies.

Victor Martinez vs. Kevin Gausman

A veteran like Victor Martinez isn’t going to continue to struggle all season. However, he has been slow out of the gate and after sitting out all of an inter-league series against the Pirates, Martinez has returned to the lineup for the Tigers in Baltimore.

However, his matchup with the O’s righty Kevin Gausman has not been kind to Martinez in the past. Martinez is hitless in 19 career at bats against Gausman with 3 strikeouts. With the veteran designated hitter struggling on top of this matchup, it’s a day to stay as far away from Martinez props as you can.

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