Another Thursday means another small slate in the MLB world. With just 10 games today, it is a little more difficult to find value in MLB player props, but I will do so nonetheless. Here are the best MLB player props for today’s slate.
MLB Player Props – Best Bets
Blake Snell Under 5.5 Strikeouts +118 (FanDuel)
Blake Snell was once a great strikeout pitcher, but he is not the same this season with the Padres. He does have 48 strikeouts in 45 innings pitched, but he is in the 56th percentile for K rate, the 88th for whiff%, and the 25th for chase rate. Washington strikes out at the lowest rate against lefties in baseball, and they whiff the least in baseball. This is a better matchup for the Nats than it is for Snell.
Clarke Schmidt Under 5.5 Strikeouts -159 (BetRivers)
When Clarke Schmidt is on, he can certainly rack up the Ks. However, Baltimore does not strike out a ton, and the Yankees do not have faith in Schmidt pitching deep into ball games. He is almost always taken out before the third time through the batting order. Schmidt is in the 68th percentile for K rate and the 68th for chase rate, but the O’s do not chase, so I expect them to get on Schmidt early.
Miles Mikolas Under 4.5 Strikeouts +100 (BetMGM)
On the surface, it seems like Mikolas has a good matchup against a Reds team that strikes out a lot against righties. However, Mikolas is in just the 19th percentile for K rate, the 2nd for whiff%, and the 45th for chase rate. The Reds and the Cardinals are familiar with each other, and I can see Mikolas getting hit hard.
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