Valuable Player Props to Maximize Tuesday's MLB Picks

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 6:38 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 6:38 PM UTC

This has been an exciting and unique season in MLB as there have been a ton of player moves and teams moving up the standings. Let's take a look at the player props as they're usually good for a chance at making a profit. 

Red Sox vs. Yankees
Total Strikeouts For Masahiro Tanaka
Over 6 -130
Under 6 -110
With Masahiro Tanaka, you basically know what you'll get. He'll occasionally give up a couple runs in the 1st inning and is able to go a minimum of 6 to 7 innings for the Yankees. His consistency is good because it allows him more chances at strikeouts. Tanaka is coming off of a 3 strikeout performance, but he's the type of player that bounces back quickly. He has 84 strikeouts in 87 innings this season after coming off of a major injury.. It's not an automatic win, but the over is the play for this prop.

MLB Pick- Over 6 -130

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Rays vs. White Sox
Will Melky Cabrera Record an RBI? 
Yes +125... No -165
Cabrera has been a beast and is listed in the cleanup spot, which benefits an RBI. However the opposing pitcher's last name is Archer and that can be a major problem as Archer is the ace of the Rays staff.

Cabrera is coming off of a game in which he did nothing, but previous to that, he had 3 consecutive games with an RBI. In Cabrera's last 10 games, he's had an RBI in 8 of them. That's very rare as Melky is proving that he can play without the PED's. I'm going to take a risk and say that Melky makes it 9 out of 11 and hope that Archer get's subtituted for a reliever. Yes is the play for this prop.

MLB Pick- Yes +125 

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Orioles vs. Athletics
Will Manny Machado Record a Hit? Yes -300... No +210
Machado has had a sensational season and has turned from a prolific doubles hitter into an overall star in this league. He's hit safely in 6 out of his last 7 game with several multiple hit games. He faces an uninspiring Oakland team with subpar pitching. This should be a great spot to lay the massive amount of juice for the yes option. Say "yes" to Manny Machado at -300 MLB odds.

MLB Pick- Yes -300

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Indians vs. Angels
Will Mike Trout Score a Run? 
Yes -110... No -130
Where Trout is concerned the yes and the over options are usually correct as he's the best player in the game and reigning MVP of the league.

Trout plays a bottom-feeding Cleveland team with Carrasco pitching. Carrasco is merely average, hovering around a 4.00 ERA, but this is about Trout because he can hit against anybody. In Trout's last 3 games, he hasn't scored a run. I'm not in love with this Angels offense and in order for Trout to score, he'll need help from his teammates unless he hits a home run. No is the bet in this prop. Make this a small bet as Mike Trout is a stud.

MLB Pick- No -130 at Bovada

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