Gimme 5: Players to Back (Moustakas) or Fade (Odor) for Prop Bets Sunday

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, May 12, 2018 6:24 PM UTC

Saturday, May. 12, 2018 6:24 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 Sunday, May 13 slate has to offer.

Mike Moustakas (Royals) vs. Corey Kluber (Indians)

Most of the Royals’ batters have not faired well against Corey Kluber. We’ll get into that more in a minute, but before that, we have to talk about Kluber Kryptonite; also known as Mike Moustakas. The Royals’ third baseman owns Kluber, which is strange because Kluber is one of the league’s best pitchers.

However, over his career, Moustakas is 18-for-39 (.462) with a home run, 4 RBI, and 8 total extra base hits. Moustakas is going to strikeout some, but he also may be a strong wager on Sunday afternoon to drive in and/or score multiple runs.

Evan Longoria (Giants) vs. Ivan Nova (Pirates)

Evan Longoria has been playing well since his move to the West Coast. Even though this third baseman has slowed down some in the month of May, a trip to the launching pad in Pittsburgh and a meeting with Ivan Nova may turn things around. Longoria is only hitting .205 this month, but against Nova, Longoria is a career 13-for-41 (.317) with 3 home runs, 9 RBI, and 7 total extra base hits.

Nova has been rocked over his last two starts this month. He gave up 5 runs over 4.1 innings in a loss to the Nats, and then he lasted only 2.0 innings against the White Sox in his last start. It took Nova 77 pitches to get through two innings in his last start, and with the Giants coming to town, back Longoria in some prop action on Sunday afternoon.

Red Sox Batters vs. Joe Biagini (Blue Jays)

Joe Biagini is coming off a rough outing against the Indians where he gave up 6 runs and lasted only 4.1 innings. Things may not improve much on Sunday either. The Red Sox are one of the better offenses in the league, and they have destroyed Biagini in the past.

Boston is 21-for-74 (.284) with 4 home runs, 15 RBI, and 7 extra base hits against Biagini, and if Boston’s run line is any lower than 5 on Sunday, hit the over.

Alcides Escobar (Royals) vs. Corey Kluber (Indians)

While Moustakas has owned Kluber in the past, the rest of the Royals have not had the best time going against the Indians’ ace. Alcides Escobar is one of the Royals who has struggled the most. Escobar is only 10-for-55 (.182) lifetime versus Kluber and he has a 36.4% strikeout in that stretch.

Rougned Odor (Rangers) vs. Dallas Keuchel (Astros)

Rougned Odor returned from the disabled list on Friday night going 0-for-3 in his return to the lineup. However, even after a couple of days to shake the rust off, Odor is still not in a very favorable position on Sunday. Odor is only 3-for-36 (.083) lifetime versus Keuchel, so there is a chance he might get the afternoon off.

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