Revamp Monday's MLB Picks with These Player Props & Ace the Odds

Joe Catalano

Monday, May 18, 2015 5:42 PM UTC

Monday, May. 18, 2015 5:42 PM UTC

As the NBA season is winding down, we are transitioning from NBA Player Props to MLB Player Props for your betting pleasure. Let's go to Bovada Sportsbook and come up with some winners to benefit your bankroll.

Total Strikeouts For Matt Harvey
Over 6.5 -150
Under 6.5 +120
Harvey has been struggling with his striking out ability as he attempts to return to his old form after a long time off due to Tommy John Surgery. His last start was a superb one as he came back with his best outing of the season against the Cubbies. He had 9 strikeouts. I look for Harvey to carry that momentum over to Citi-Field against a tough Cardinals lineup.

MLB Pick- Over 6.5 -150


Will Michael Cuddyer Record A Hit?
Yes -200
No +160
Cuddyer is too good a hitter to be in the slump that's he's been in all season long as he's hitting .242 with 3 HR and 17 RBI. He's been an asset in the field for New York along with being an asset in the clubhouse. Cuddyer is finally starting to hit as he's hit safely in his last 3 games, going 4 for 12. I look for him to extend his hitting streak to 4 games. After all, this is a near .280 hitter for his career.

MLB Pick-  Yes - 200


Total Hits, Runs, and RBI For Ryan Braun
Over 2 -140
Under 2 +110
Braun gets a good matchup in Kyle Lobstein of the Detroit Tigers. I also think that with Carlos Gomez out of the lineup, Braun will feel more of the weight on his PED infested shoulders (just kidding). Thus far this season, Braun has underperformed at .252, but as hit 8 HR and 23 RBI. He's had an RBI in 5 out of his last 6 games alone. Worst case scenario, we see a push from Braun.

MLB Pick- Over -140


Total Hits, Runs, and RBI for Miguel Cabrera
Over 2.5 -110
Under 2.5 -120
Although Cabrera could go hitless in any game, the likelihood of this happening is not good as he's having another top-notch season. Cabrera also gets a good matchup as Mike Fiers has been struggling this season. One swing of the bat and this prop could be an over. The  MLB odds aren't bad and I'm going to side with Miggy and the over in this instance at Commerica Park.

MLB Pick-  Over 2.5 -110


Total Strikeouts For Mike Fiers
Over 5.5 -140
Under 5.5 +110
Fiers gives up a ton of hits, but he specializes in the strikeout. The question is "Will he be effective enough against one of the best offenses in the Detroit Tigers?"

In his last 3 games, he's been on fire, striking out 27 batters. You look at his career numbers and he averages over 1 strikeout per innings. The only thing that makes me hesitant in saying over is that he's facing the Detroit Tigers. Even though I think that the Tigers will win the game, I have to take the over in this instance. Fiers has given me absolutely no reason to take the under with my MLB picks.

MLB Pick- Over 5.5 -140 at Bovada

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