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

Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:33 PM UTC

Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 2:33 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.

Justin Smoak vs. Bartolo Colon

Bartolo Colon has had a fantastic career, and even at this point at 40-pus years old, he is still a competent pitcher. However, as he gets older, there are hitters who have also been around a while that have started to figure the crafty veteran out.

Justin Smoak is one of those hitters he faces today. The Blue Jays’ first baseman has had a lot of success against Colon during his career, hitting 8-for-28 (.286) with 2 home runs, 3 RBI, and 5 total extra base hits.

Adam Jones vs. Francisco Liriano

Adam Jones cooled off some on Friday going 0-for-4 at the dish after going 7-for-17 (.412) over his prior four games. However, Jones has a lot of upside on Saturday in a matchup he has done very well with in the past.

Jones is a career 10-for-27 (.370) against Liriano with 3 home runs, 6 RBI, and 4 total extra base hits. Jones has 3 RBI and 3 runs scored over his last three games including a home run.

If Jones can regain his form from the last few games before Friday, he should be a strong prop option to produce runs on Saturday.

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David Price vs. Rays’ Batters

David Price is one of the best pitchers in the MLB, however, sometimes it seems like he loses focus in the big media market of Boston. However, when he faces his former team, the Tampa Bay Rays, Price locks in and dominates some of his former teammates.

Granted, the Rays have turned over their roster some since Price left, but that hasn’t stopped Price from taking it out on the newer Rays batters that have signed with Tampa Bay since he left.

For his career, Price has faced 134 total Rays batters, and they own just a .126 batting average and a strikeout rate of 26.1%. If you have an opportunity to bet on Price’s strikeout total on Saturday, it could be a fine wager.

Mariners’ Batters vs. Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco has usually dominated his opponents this season. Outside of his first start of the season against the Mariners where he struggled, Carrasco has dominated in his last four starts limiting to his opponents to two earned runs or less.

However, even before their five-run outburst against Carrasco, the Mariners have had a lot of success against the Indians’ righty. The Mariners have a lifetime batting average of .293 off the Indians’ right-hander with 8 home runs, 17 RBI, and 17 runs scored. If that continues, the Mariners could be a flier underdog play at +200.

Ryan Braun vs. Jose Quintana

There aren’t a ton of players who have strictly bad matchups on Saturday, but one guy who has had some sustained struggles against his matchup on Saturday is Ryan Braun. The Brewers’ slugger is a fantastic player whatever you think about him and his past PED abuses, he has not had a great history against the Cubs’ lefty Jose Quintana.

Even though their history against one another is somewhat limited, Braun is still only 3-for-16 (.188) with no extra base hits. It might not be a great idea to back Braun in any prop bets on Saturday afternoon.

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