Gimme 5: Players to Back (Freeman) or Fade for Prop Bets Tuesday

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Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:59 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018 12:59 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 April 10 slate has to offer.

Tigers Bats Against Josh Tomlin

Cleveland's Josh Tomlin got rocked in his first start of the season, giving up 4 home runs and 8 runs. However, manager Terry Francona said that Tomlin was dealing with a back issue that hurt his performance. I’ve had a lot of back issues in my life, and in my experience “back issues” don’t heal 100 percent over just the four days in between starts. If Tomlin is still hurting, he stands little chance of retiring a talented Tigers offense that has raked against Tomlin in the past.

Over 125 plate appearances in their careers, the Tigers are hitting .310 against Tomlin with 6 home runs and 21 RBIs. The Tigers' big bats have been the biggest reason for the strong hitting. Nick Castellanos, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez are a combined 27-for-83 (.325) lifetime against Tomlin with 12 extra-base hits. Not only do the Tigers look good for moneyline and team total bets, but also some of these Tigers sluggers could be excellent prop selections against Tomlin.

Freddie Freeman vs. Stephen Strasburg

As a team, the Braves are hitting .300 against Stephen Strasburg throughout the Washington righty’s career, and no other Braves hitter has had more success against Strasburg than Freddie Freeman. He owns a .375 average over 46 career plate appearances against Strasburg, and in those at bats he has 4 home runs and 13 RBIs.

The Braves being at Nationals Park does concern me just a little, but Freeman has been raking to start the season. He just lost his seven-game hit streak on Monday, but look for Freeman to be a great play to drive in or score a run on Tuesday.

Chris Sale Owns the Yankees

Since coming over to the Red Sox, Chris Sale has dominated a lot of teams. However the rivalry with the New York Yankees seems to have brought out the best of Sale, and with some of the Yankees’ heavy hitters struggling, Sale and the Red Sox could be a great moneyline wager tonight.

Even though Sale has struggled some against the Yankees over his final two starts against them last season, during his career, Yankees hitters have just a .156 lifetime batting average against Sale over 96 plate appearances, and they have hit just 1 home run off him during that time.

Brian McCann vs. Jake Odorizzi

Houston's Brian McCann is at the point in his career where he isn’t going to dominate all season, but he sure has opened the season strong. McCann is hitting .364 and already has multi-hit days in three of his first seven games this season. Not only has McCann opened the season strong, he has had a lot of success against the Twins' Jake Odorizzi, a former Tampa Bay ray, from their time in the AL East, and that could continue Tuesday.

McCann owns a .464 batting average over 30 plate appearances against Odorizzi. McCann has collected 3 home runs, 7 extra-base hits and 10 RBIs over those 30 appearances against Odorizzi, and if there are odds for McCann to homer or collect a bunch of runs, hits, and RBIs, take it on Tuesday’s slate.

Hunter Pence vs. Patrick Corbin

Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has had some great success in the game of baseball, but his inconsistency can make him a frustrating player for fantasy owners and prop bettors alike. However, here on Tuesday Pence has a matchup with the talented Arizona lefty Patrick Corbin. While most players have struggled against Corbin, Pence thrives against him.

Over 36 career plate appearances against one another, Pence owns a .455 batting average with 4 home runs, 11 RBIs and 9 total extra-base hits. Pence’s odds shouldn’t be too inflated because of this, so make sure and take a stab on Pence’s runs, hits, and RBI total

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