Gimme 5: Players to Back (Cano) or Fade for Prop Bets Saturday

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, April 14, 2018 4:29 PM UTC

Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018 4:29 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 Saturday’s slate has to offer.

Giants’ hitters vs. Clayton Richard

The MLB Odds for the Giants’ game against the Padres is only 8 runs thanks to the game being played in Petco Park. However, with the way the Giants have destroyed Clayton Richard over the years, San Francisco might be able to knock out four or five runs by themselves.

Buster Posey, Andrew McCutchen, and Gorkys Hernandez are a combined 23-for-50 (.460) lifetime against Richard with 3 home runs, 11 RBI, and 6 extra base hits. If you add the other Giants they are 55-150 (.323) combined against Richard, so Saturday could be a high scoring game between these two.

Robinson Cano vs. Kendall Graveman

Robinson Cano has a hit in all but 1 game he’s appeared in this season and not only is he red-hot heading into the weekend, but he also has a tasty matchup against a familiar foe.

Cano has rocked the A’s Kendall Graveman, so Cano should be smiling heading into this one.

Cano is a career 7-for-22 (.318) against Graveman and four of those hits went for extra bases. Considering Cano is hitting .385 in the month of April with 10 runs scored, his odds to score or drive in 1 or 2 runs is very high.

Adrian Gonzalez vs. Chase Anderson

Adrian Gonzalez has faced the Brewers’ Chase Anderson a total of 23 times in their careers, and the veteran first baseman is 9-for-18 (.500) with a home run, 3 RBI and 5 walks.

With Matt Harvey on the hill for the Mets and the weather warming up in New York, the ball is going to start flying more. Gonzalez’ bat isn’t warming up very quickly, but he has driven in 8 RBI over his last four games, so his odds to drive in a few more on Saturday are pretty high.

Eric Hosmer vs. Derek Holland

Eric Hosmer’s bat has gone cold a little bit over his last two games, but with a matchup against Derek Holland he could be looking at some intriguing odds. Even though it’s a lefty-lefty matchup, Hosmer is actually hitting better against southpaws this season.

Hosmer is 5-for-17 against left-handers this season, and against Holland he is a career 7-for-16 with a home run. Assuming Hosmer can keep his recent lefty versus lefty splits alive, I like his chances against Holland.

Denard Span vs. Jake Arrieta

While there are some great matchups for hitters on Saturday, there are also some guys who are very cold against their BVP matchup. Denard Span is one of those against the newest Phillies ace, Jake Arrieta.

Span is only 4-for-24 lifetime against Arrieta and he has struck out 5 times in those 25 plate appearances. Even though it’s their first matchup on their new teams, Arrieta’s dominance should continue as the Rays and Phillies hook up against one another.

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