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

Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:53 PM UTC

Tuesday, May. 15, 2018 1:53 PM UTC

MLB prop betting takes mounds of research and combing through hours of stats to find the perfect odds. Sportsbook Review has complied a daily report of the best prop betting matchups on today's slate.

MLB Tuesday: Gimme 5Gerardo Parra (Rockies) vs. Jordan Lyles (Padres)

Jordan Lyles has pitched pretty well this season for San Diego, both as a starter and a reliever, and he gets another start today. His task will not be easy. The Rockies are in town, and while playing in San Diego is a lot better for pitchers than playing in Denver, the location of the game might not matter too much to Gerardo Parra.

Parra’s left-handed bat has destroyed right-handed pitching over his career, and this season has been no different. Parra has a career .286 batting average versus righty pitching, and against Lyles, Parra is a career 9-for-20 (.450) with 4 extra-base hits. It the Rockies’ outfielder is in the lineup today, his total bases prop might be worth a look versus Lyles as one of your MLB picks.

Nick Castellanos (Tigers) vs. Josh Tomlin (Indians)

We have included a lot of Tigers and Indians in their matchups against one another this season, and it’s time for another one here. Nick Castellanos is one of the Tigers’ better young hitters, and so far through his young career he has owned Josh Tomlin.

Castellanos is 10-for-30 (.333) with a home run, 4 total extra-base hits, and 5 RBI versus the Indians’ righty. Tomlin has been rocked over his last three starts, allowing a combined 15 earned runs over 16.2 innings pitched. If that continues, Castellanos and probably a few other Tigers will get in the mix. Victor Martinez has 3 career homers off Tomlin.

Odubel Herrera (Phillies) vs. Andrew Cashner (Orioles)

Odubel Herrera may be one of the hottest hitters in baseball right now. He is leading the National League in hitting heading into play on Tuesday with a .360 batting average, and he is batting a smooth .400 this month. That kind of hot streak might get the fire department called on him!

It also might lead to Herrera being an excellent prop play today. Not only is he red hot at the plate and has one of the league’s best baseball names, Herrera has owned Andrew Cashner. Herrera is a career 6-for-14 (.429) versus Cashner with a pair of dingers and 3 RBI. Herrera is 13-for-24 (.542) over his last seven games with 3 home runs, 9 RBI, and 7 runs scored, and with that in mind, keep pounding his runs, hits, and RBI props versus Cashner.

Giancarlo Stanton (Yankees) vs. Gio Gonzalez (Nationals)

Take this matchup with a grain of salt, because after slumping really bad to start the season, Giancarlo Stanton has been crushing the ball as of late. He went 4-for-4 on Sunday, and after a day off, he should be right back in the lineup for the Yankees.

However, Stanton’s past matchups against Gio Gonzalez from his days in the NL East are a bit concerning. Stanton is only 6-for-31 (.194) in his career against Gonzalez. Stanton has no homers, only 2 extra-base hits, 1 RBI , and a strikeout rate of 26.5% in that stretch. If Gonzalez continues to pitch well, it might be best to lay off Stanton and wait for a better matchup down the road. Considering his hot streak, Stanton’s props will be very chalky on tonight's MLB odds board, but it might be best to lay off.

Ian Kinsler (Angels) vs. Gerrit Cole (Astros)

Ian Kinsler is having a rough first season in Los Angeles, and things might not improve too much tonight against Gerrit Cole and the Astros.

Over his career, Kinsler is only 2-for-20 (.100) against Cole with 5 strikeouts and 1 extra-base hit. Considering Kinsler is hitting just .207 this season and .189 in May, he’s a hard fade in prop bets for tonight.

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