Player Props Worth Adding to Tuesday's MLB Picks

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:10 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2015 6:10 PM UTC

We're doing just fine with our MLB Picks of the Day, but why don't we add a little insult to injury where the books are concerned as we make a profit in player prop betting? I always feel like this type of betting gives the bettor the edge if they're selective. Time for the props.

Padres vs. Mets
Total Strikeouts For James Shields

Over 6 -105
Under 6 -135
The competition brings out the competitive nature in a baseball player and in this case, Big Game Shields is going up against Noah Syndergaard. A matchup against a young stud in Syndergaard will definitely bring out the best in James Shields, who is a slightly overrated but above average pitcher. The MLB odds look good and over is the play.

MLB Pick- Over 6 -105


Total Strikoeuts For Noah Syndergaard
Over 6.5 -120
Under 6.5 -120
Syndergaard is a beast who can easily exceed the 6.5 strikeout total as the Padres offense is nothing to write home about. My only concern is the amount of innings that he pitches. If his pitch total is high and he's yanked, that takes away from Syndergaard's strikeout total and this has happened in the past. He's also prone to giving up a decent amount of hits. Just the same, he's a talented young asset for the Mets and he should also exceed his prop total.

MLB Pick- Over 6.5 -120

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Tigers vs. Rays
Total Strikeouts For David Price

Over 7 -130
Under 7 -110
As long as Price doesn't get knocked around by the Rays on the road, he's a shoe in for the over. This is a pitcher that can give the Tigers 120 pitches per ballgame and always pitches over 100 pitches per contest. In his last 4 games, Price has had 7 or more strikeouts per game and this prop is all about innings despite the Tigers' poor play without star Miguel Cabrera.

MLB Pick- Over 7 -130

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Yankees vs. Rangers
Total Hits, Runs, and RBI's For Alex Rodriguez

Over 2.5 +105 
Under 2.5 -145
I know that one home run will put this over the total, but I expect things to come down for A-Rod. He had his 3-home run game and he also hit a home run yesterday on his 40th birthday against his former team in the Texas Rangers. Alex Rodriguez has been the comeback player in the American League and he has been an outright star on the baseball diamond and in the clubhouse.

He's done it all clean and has retrieved part of his reputation back. We must remember that he is 40 years old and he can't hit a home run or play well everyday. Tonight could be the night in which he "takes it easy." Make this a small bet because Rodriguez is still a major threat and can go off at any time.

MLB Pick- Under 2.5 -145 at Bovada  

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