Best MLB Player Prop Bets Today 10/8/22 (Free MLB Wild Card Bets!)

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It is Saturday, October 8 and there are 4 MLB games today! The first MLB game of the day starts at 12:07 PM EST.

Today is the second day of the 2022 MLB Wild Card Series. For the Rays, Cardinals, Mets, and Blue Jays, today is a must win.

Every day, we provide a list of the best MLB prop bets available. Here are today’s top MLB player prop bets for maximum profit. If you’re new and wondering the best way to start betting for profit, take a look at our useful getting started with baseball betting guide! And if you enjoy this article, make sure to share it!

Today’s Best MLB Player Prop Bets: Free MLB Bets & Predictions

We use our own statistics tools to identify the most profitable MLB prop bets available each day. We evaluate bets based on the expected probability of winning the bet as well as the potential profit of the bet. We’ve developed tools that allow us to find the highest ROI MLB bets every day. We highlight our favorite MLB prop bets on this site each day. We do our best to provide the best MLB bets as well as identifying the most profitable player props each day, however it’s important to always use good bankroll management when deciding how much to bet, take a look at our guide to bankroll management.

In our daily article we select our favorite bets of the day, and try to lay out why it could be a good bet to place using data. For each bet we share the data on the matchup and give you the most important statistics to make informed bets.

Always remember that game conditions and betting lines may change throughout the day after this article is published.

Jacob deGrom (NYM) Under 8.5 Total Strikeouts

Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets will be facing the San Diego Padres. deGrom has a 3.08 ERA and 42.7% strikeout rate. DeGrom is good, but this Padres offense is not giving up strikeouts recently. The Padres have a 21.5% strikeout rate and 10.0% swinging strike rate as well as a 14.1 ISO. Additionally, in a must win I expect DeGrom to have a short leash if he gets in trouble.

Tyler Glasnow (TB) Over 4.5 Total Strikeouts

Tyler Glasnow and the Tampa Bay Rays will be facing the Cleveland Guardians. Tyler Glasnow has a 1.35 ERA and 38.5% strikeout rate. Glasnow has been averaging 1.6 strikeouts per inning, which would only require him to go a little over 3.0 innings which is extremely likely. The Guardians have a 18.2% strikeout rate and 9.1% swinging strike rate as well as a 12.9 ISO.

Miles Mikolas (STL) Over 3.5 Total Strikeouts

Miles Mikolas and the St. Louis Cardinals will be facing the Philadelphia Phillies. Miles Mikolas has a 3.29 ERA and 19.0% strikeout rate. Mikolas has been averaging 0.8 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 5.0 innings which is extremely likely. The Phillies have a 22.4% strikeout rate and 11.2% swinging strike rate as well as a 16.9 ISO.

Robbie Ray (SEA) Over 4.5 Total Strikeouts

Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners will be facing the Toronto Blue Jays. Robbie Ray has a 3.71 ERA and 27.4% strikeout rate. Ray has been averaging 1.1 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 4.5 innings which is extremely likely. The Blue Jays have a 20.2% strikeout rate and 10.6% swinging strike rate as well as a 16.8 ISO. The only caveat to this is if Robbie Ray will go deep enough to find 5 strikeouts. If you think there’s a chance he doesn’t pitch a full workload in this game you should pass.

Starling Marte (NYM) Over 0.5 Total Hits

Starling Marte and the New York Mets will be facing the San Diego Padres. Marte has a 34.7% on base percentage, 0.468 SLG, and 0.292 batting average. Marte also has a 136 wRC+. Blake Snell will be pitching for The Padres and has a 3.38 ERA, 32.0% strikeout rate, 3.21 xFIP and 0.77 HR/9.

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