Gimme 5: Players to Back (Dozier) or Fade (Valencia) for Prop Bets Wednesday

Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:49 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2018 1:49 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 the Wednesday, June 13 slate has to offer.

MLB Wednesday: Gimme 5 Brian Dozier (Twins) vs. Matt Boyd (Tigers)

If there is one player you can feel comfortable backing in a prop wager on Wednesday, it’s Brian Dozier. Earlier in the season Dozier was a member of this article against Boyd, and the Twins’ second baseman had a 3-RBI day. However, none of his hits came off Boyd, but that hasn’t stopped Dozier in the past.

For their careers, Dozier is 13-for-32 (.406) against Boyd, with 3 home runs, 5 RBI, and 6 total extra-base hits. If Dozier can continue that tonight, he is one of the night’s best BvP prop picks.

Jonathan Lucroy (Athletics) vs. Gerrit Cole (Astros)

Jonathan Lucroy has heated up in June, and while his power has dissipated over the years, his ability to drive in runs off extra-base hits has gone nowhere. While Gerrit Cole has been virtually unhittable at times this season, Lucroy has had some success off him from their time in the National League, as well as this season.

Lucroy is 9-for-23 (.391) lifetime against Cole, and he owns 2 doubles and 7 RBI off the Astros’ righty. So far as a member of the A’s, Lucroy has an RBI double off Cole as well. It’s not a prop you want to go crazy on with Cole pitching so well, but it might be worth a shot on Lucroy’s runs, hits, and RBI tonight.

James McCann (Tigers) vs. Jose Berrios (Twins)

The Tigers got some rough news on Tuesday night, as it was confirmed that first baseman Miguel Cabrera will miss the rest of the season after tearing his biceps tendon on a swing in the third inning.

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Cabrera out for the season. Surgery needed

— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) June 13, 2018
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It’s a tough blow to a Tigers team that was hanging around in the AL Central. However, that means John Hicks will likely get more playing time at first base, and James McCann should see some more starts behind the plate. That could be good news tonight against Jose Berrios, because while most of the Tigers have struggled against him, McCann has crushed him.

McCann is 5-for-11 (.455) with 2 home runs, 7 RBI, and 4 total extra-base hits off the Twins’ right-hander. While the sample size is small, it’s very actionable tonight in Detroit.

Danny Valencia (Orioles) vs. Chris Sale (Red Sox)

There aren’t many hitters out there who match up well against Chris Sale, and the Orioles don’t have many hitters up to the task. One guy you may be able to outright fade today is Danny Valencia. The O’s third baseman is only 3-for-21 (.143) lifetime against Sale, and 6 of those at bats have ended in a strikeout.

Corey Dickerson (Pirates) vs. Zack Greinke (Diamondbacks)

Corey Dickerson has really reinvented himself as a hitter this season, and it has helped his consistency and efficiency at the plate. The old Dickerson had a lot of problems though with Zack Greinke, and even though Dickerson is hitting better this year, his matchup with Greinke is probably one to avoid. Dickerson is only 3-for-20 (.150) with an RBI, 4 walks, and a strikeout versus the D-backs’ righty.

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