Gimme 5: Players to Back (Myers) or Fade (Posey) for Prop Bets Friday

Jordan Sharp

Thursday, July 12, 2018 5:56 PM UTC

Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018 5:56 PM UTC

Here at Sportsbook Review, we have compiled a daily report of the best MLB prop betting matchups that the Friday, July 13 slate has to offer.

MLB Friday: Gimme 5

Wil Myers (Padres) vs. Tyler Chatwood (Cubs)

If Wil Myers is in a favorable spot in the Padres’ lineup on Friday, he could be primed as a valuable prop bet against Tyler Chatwood and the Cubs. Myers’ bat has really warmed up in July, which makes him an even better bet now that he has been back from the disabled list for a while.

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Myers is 8-for-22 (.364) with three home runs, six total extra-base hits, and six RBI against Chatwood over their careers, and considering how hot Myers has been, back him with confidence Friday.

Andrew McCutchen (Giants) vs. Edwin Jackson (Athletics)

The resurgence of Edwin Jackson will meet another test on Friday night as the Giants welcome the Athletics to start an inter-league series. Jackson has been fantastic in three starts this season, and while there are members of the Giants who have struggled against the journeyman, Andrew McCutchen is not one of those players. McCutchen is 15-for-39 (.385) with three home runs, six total extra-base hits, nine RBI, and seven walks against Jackson in his career. That adds up to an OPS of 1.171, and an excellent prop value at home. McCutchen is sporting a solid .341 wOBA at home in 2017-18.

Maikel Franco (Phillies) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (Marlins)

Maikel Franco may be hitting down in the Phillies’ batting order this season, but his production at the plate has still been pretty good. That could continue on Friday as he and the Phillies hit against Wei-Yin Chen. Franco is 7-for-16 (.438) with two homers and six RBI over his career against Chen. Franco is not a great hitter against southpaws in general, especially this season with a .214 average against them. However, for whatever reason, Chen doesn’t present an issue for the Phillies’ third baseman.

Buster Posey (Giants) vs. Edwin Jackson (Athletics)

Unlike teammate Andrew McCutchen, Giants catcher Buster Posey has not been able to figure out Edwin Jackson over the years. Posey is just 1-for-17 (.059) in his career against Jackson with a double and three RBI. While we are likely backing McCutchen on Friday, lay off Posey, or even look to fade him if he is in the lineup.

Adrian Beltre (Rangers) vs. Alex Cobb (Orioles)

Adrian Beltre could be playing his last season in the majors, and it upsets me that he has to end his historic career on this sub-par Rangers team with no chance of making the postseason. Beltre is a potential fade candidate on Friday night as he and the Rangers square off against Alex Cobb. The O’s right-hander has fallen apart this season, so take this with a grain of salt. However, Beltre is only 1-for-13 (.077) with an RBI and a pair of strikeouts. Even though Cobb can’t get anyone out this season, Beltre is a player to at the very least be careful with in props wagers.

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