Gimme 5: Players to Back (Stanton) or Fade (Kemp) for Prop Bets Monday

Jordan Sharp

Sunday, April 29, 2018 6:17 PM UTC

Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 6:17 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 Monday’s slate.

MLB Monday: Gimme 5

Giancarlo Stanton vs. Charlie Morton

For Monday’s short slate there isn’t a better matchup than the one Giancarlo Stanton has against the Astros’ Charlie Morton. The Yankees’ newest slugger has been heating up over his last five or six games, and Monday’s game against Houston presents him with some extended value on the MLB odds board. Stanton is a career 9-for-18 (.500) against Morton with a home run and 4 RBI. While Morton struggled in his last start, he had been lights-out until that point. Depending on if we get good Charlie or bad Charlie will dictate whether Stanton is a good play for his runs, hits and RBI.

Hanley Ramirez vs. Jason Hammel

If Stanton has the best matchup of the day, Ramirez might be a close second. The Red Sox’s first baseman/designated hitter is facing the Royals and a juicy matchup against Jason Hammel. The right-hander is having a solid start to the season, but for whatever reason -- whether it’s with the Marlins, Dodgers or Red Sox -- Ramirez has hit well against Hammel. Ramirez is a career 9-for-19 (.474) with a double, 1 home run and 2 RBI hitting against Hammel. He has a .903 OPS against righties this season as well, so with your MLB picks it could be a day to take a chance on Ramirez recording multiple hits.

Phillies’ Bats vs. Dan Straily

Miami right-hander Dan Straily is scheduled to make his first start of 2018, and his matchup against the Phillies could not be any tougher. Philadelphia is a top-12 offense in runs scored this season and they have crushed Straily in the past. The Phillies own a 28-for-79 (.354) batting line against Straily with 4 home runs, 20 RBI, and 10 total extra-base hits. Straily does have a respectable 21.1% strikeout rate against the Phils, but not having pitched since September is going to make the Phillies a better betting value.

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#Marlins manager Don Mattingly says Caleb Smith will start Sunday and that team expects Dan Straily to be ready to make season debut starting Monday night. @HeraldSports

— Andre Fernandez (@AndreMHsports) April 28, 2018
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Matt Kemp vs. Zack Greinke

The battle between the Dodgers’ Matt Kemp and Arizona’s Zack Greinke should be a good one. These are two players who have probably seen the pinnacles of their games, but they are both still so good that even the start of the downsides to their careers is really good. Greinke has made two really good starts this season, but he has also made three pretty bad ones. However, Kemp went 0-for-3 against Greinke earlier this season, and Kemp is just 6-for-32 (.188) with a home run, 3 RBI, and 5 strikeouts lifetime against Greinke.

Adeiny Hechavarria vs. Jordan Zimmermann

Jordan Zimmermann has not pitched well at all this season for the Tigers, but if he can finally get things together he has a good history against the Rays’ Adeiny Hechavarria. Even though Hechavarria is the least of Zimmermann’s concerns in this Rays lineup, Zimmermann has gotten Hechavarria out a lot in the past. Hechavarria is 7-for-33 (.212) lifetime against Zimmermann with only 1 extra-base hit and 4 strikeouts.

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