MLB Games Today
It is Friday, July 8 and there are 15 MLB games today! The first MLB game of the day starts at 6:40 PM EST.
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.
Shane McClanahan (TB) Under 8.5 Total Strikeouts
Shane McClanahan and the Tampa Bay Rays will be facing the Cincinnati Reds. McClanahan has a 1.74 ERA and 35.9% strikeout rate. McClanahan has been averaging 1.4 strikeouts per inning, although his efficiency has been decent, it would require him to go at least 5.7 innings which seems unlikely today. He has surpassed this strikeout line in 2 of his last 3 starts, but don’t let the recency bias cloud your judgement. The Reds have a 23.7% strikeout rate and 11.1% swinging strike rate as well as a 13.7 ISO. Available at FanDuel for -150.
Aaron Ashby (MIL) Over 5.5 Total Strikeouts
Aaron Ashby and the Milwaukee Brewers will be facing the Pittsburgh Pirates. Aaron Ashby has a 4.6 ERA and 28.1% strikeout rate. The Pirates have a 25.4% strikeout rate and 10.6% swinging strike rate as well as a 15.0 ISO. Available at FanDuel for -110.
Jon Gray (TEX) Under 6.5 Total Strikeouts
Jon Gray and the Texas Rangers will be facing the Minnesota Twins. Gray has a 3.96 ERA and 26.2% strikeout rate. The Twins have a 21.8% strikeout rate and 10.5% swinging strike rate as well as a 16.8 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -140 and FanDuel for -145.
Chad Kuhl (COL) Over 3.5 Total Strikeouts
Chad Kuhl and the Colorado Rockies will be facing the Arizona Diamondbacks. Chad Kuhl has a 3.83 ERA and 16.9% strikeout rate. Kuhl has been averaging 0.7 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 5.7 innings which is extremely likely. The Diamondbacks have a 23.3% strikeout rate and 10.1% swinging strike rate as well as a 16.1 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -135.
Tommy Edman (STL) Over 0.5 Total Hits
Tommy Edman and the St. Louis Cardinals will be facing the Philadelphia Phillies. Edman has a 32.9% on base percentage, 0.38 SLG, and 0.261 batting average. Edman also has a 106 wRC+. Zack Wheeler will be pitching for The Phillies and has a 2.66 ERA, 27.9% strikeout rate, 3.03 xFIP and 0.51 HR/9. Available at DraftKings for -170.
Robbie Grossman (DET) Under 0.5 Total Runs
Robbie Grossman and the Detroit Tigers will be facing the Chicago White Sox. Grossman has a 31.3% on base percentage, 0.285 SLG, and 0.208 batting average. Grossman also has a 9.1% swinging strike percentage. Lucas Giolito will be pitching for The White Sox and has a 4.9 ERA, 27.3% strikeout rate, 3.69 xFIP and 1.79 HR/9. Available at DraftKings for -170.