Yesterday we provided MLB Series prices and today we will switch off to the MLB Player Props. This will be a reoccurring theme throughout the 2015 MLB Season and a great way to make a profit as we follow each matchup and trend. Here are your picks for Tuesday.
Total Strikeouts For Francisco Liriano
Over 6.5 -150
Under 6.5 +120
MLB odds makers are leaning towards the over here and add in the hook as Liriano threw 6 strikeouts in his last outing against the San Francisco Giants. Prior to that effort, Liriano had thrown 23 strikeouts in 2 games. This prop will be dependent upon how far that Liriano goes in the game. He's usually good for 6 to 7 innings and tonight is facing an underachieving Milwaukee Brewers club. Look for Liriano to eclipse the 6.5 strikeout mark as the odds indicate.
MLB Pick- Over 6.5 -150
Total Hits, Runs, and Runs Batted In For Josh Donaldson
Over 2.5 -110
Under 2.5 -120
Donaldson has been a fine acquisition for the Blue Jays and has been a beast as of late. The Blue Jays are coming off of a massive beating of the Miami Marlins. In this game, Donaldson went deep and basically everyone on the team hit. Remember, other players performing affects the prop in relation to runs and runs batted in. Donaldson is 4 for his last 10 with a homer, 3 runs batted in and a run. While 2.5 is a lot, it is the Marlins that the Jays are playing and I'm going to side with the over. Donaldson is a player that can't be faded.
MLB Pick- Over 2.5 -110
Total Strikeouts For Max Scherzer
Over 7 -130
Under 7 - EV
Max Scherzer is very inconsistent where strikeouts are concerned. One game, he'll strike out 13 batters and the next game, he'll come back with 6 strikeouts. He's playing against a red hot Yankees team that has won 6 straight games. You have a lot of veterans on the Yanks squad and I don't see them fishing. After all, the objective for Scherzer is to win the game. Strikeouts are secondary.
MLB Pick- Under 7 EV
Total Runs, Hits, and RBI's For Chase Utley
Over 1.5 -125
Under 1.5 -105
Talk about a player on the decline. Utley could barely manage to hit .100 for the first month of the season. Clearly this is a player that is past his prime and on a team that has declined over the last half decade. Utley is 0 for his last 12 at bats and 1 for his last 18. Of course Utley is capable of hitting a double and this prop would be an over, but he's hasn't been able to hit the side of a barn lately. Under all the way with your MLB picks!
MLB Pick- Under 1.5 -105
Total Strikeouts For Noah Syndergaard
Over 5.5 -115
Under 5.5 -115
This is a nice young pitcher on a Mets pitching staff that goes 6 deep and Syndergaard has tons of potential along with velocity on his fast ball. He still needs more seasoning as a young player. Syndergaard is usually good for 5 to 6 strikeouts in limited time. As he gets experience, the innings and strikeouts will both go up. In his last game against San Diego, he pitched just 4 innings, but managed 10 strikeouts. Any pitcher that's capable of that kind of performance, I'm jumping on the over when he and the Mets host the Giants.
MLB Pick- Over 5.5 -115 at Bovada