There's tons of MLB action on this Tuesday and plenty of opportunity to pick and choose when making our player prop bets, which we have had great success with. Win or lose in picking sides and totals, you have the player props to fall back on and in my opinion, they favor the bettor. Let's make some money!
Braves vs. Nationals: Total Strikeouts For Stephen Strasburg
Over 5 -130
Under 5- EV
Who could've thought that a prop like this with Strasburg and strikeouts could be so low? The reasons being is that he hasn't pitched since May 29th and I'm sure will be on a strict pitch count. To add to it, Strasburg hasn't lived up to expectations. The games in which he has pitched this year, he wasn't overwhleming where strikeouts are concerned.
I think that Strasburg is rested up and win or lose, will race out of the gate where "K's" are concerned as he faces the Atlanta Braves. Over is the play.
MLB Pick- Over 5 -130
Phillies vs. Yankees: Most Hits, Runs, and, Runs Batted In
Ben Revere +110
Brett Gardner -140
I love this prop as the Phillies surprisingly defeated the Yankees in the first game in this series. Although this prop doesn't include stolen bases, it's a great prop as both of these leadoff men are on fire.
The reason why Brett Gardner is the favorite is that he has more power. Gardner has hit 3 home runs in his last 5 games while Revere hasn't hit a dinger all season long. Gardner is coming off of a 4 for 4 effort in defeat and is 11 for his last 18 at-bats. This is a no-brainer. Take Gardner.
MLB Pick- Brett Gardner -140
Total Hits, Runs, and Runs Batted In for Maikel Franco
Over 2.5 - +130
Under 2.5 -160
MLB odds makers aren't suckers as Franco is due for a letdown after a monstrous run. Last night he was 4 for 5 with 2 HR and 5 RBI. In his last 4 games, he's 11 for his last 16. I don't have faith in the rest of the Phillies club to sustain the pressure. If Franco were to get on base, he has little support to knock him in. He's not established enough for my support. CC Sabathia will shut him down or at least hold him to a hit or less. Take the under as the odds indicate an under.
MLB Pick- Under 2.5 -160
Will Chase Utley Record a Hit?
I was going to move on to another game, but the name Chase Utley is a radar for non-production. Even in a game in which the Phillies offense goes crazy, Utley provides his usual 0 or 4. I was correct about an Utley prop yesterday and I will take my chances that he won't pick up a hit today. He's 4 for his last 32 at bats; enough said. NO.
MLB Pick- No +145
Tigers vs. Indians: Who Will Record More Strikeouts?
David Price -115
Danny Salazar -115
David Price has the biggest upside in that he goes farther into games than any other pitcher in the majors and that means more opportunities for strikeouts. The numbers tell you that Salazar will pitch more strikeouts as he pitches well over a strikeout per inning. That said, he's facing a ferocious Tigers lineup. Fade the possible favorite in Salazar and take Price.
MLB Pick- David Price -115 at Bovada