MLB Games Today
It is Wednesday, August 17 and there are 15 MLB games today! The first MLB game of the day starts at 12:35 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.
Austin Voth (BAL) Under 4.5 Total Strikeouts
Austin Voth and the Baltimore Orioles will be facing the Toronto Blue Jays. Voth has a 5.34 ERA and 21.8% strikeout rate. Austin Voth has struggled to find strikeouts this season as well as giving up a lot of hard contact, this matchup will definitely be tough for him. The Blue Jays have a 20.6% strikeout rate and 10.7% swinging strike rate as well as a 17.0 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -160 and FanDuel for -165.
Drew Smyly (CHC) Under 5.5 Total Strikeouts
Drew Smyly and the Chicago Cubs will be facing the Washington Nationals. Smyly has a 3.69 ERA and 20.1% strikeout rate. Smyly has been averaging 0.9 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 6.7 innings which seems unlikely, especially if he gets behind early. The Nationals have a 19.8% strikeout rate and 10.7% swinging strike rate as well as a 12.7 ISO. Available at FanDuel for -140 and DraftKings for -140.
Michael Kopech (CWS) Over 4.5 Total Strikeouts
Michael Kopech and the Chicago White Sox will be facing the Houston Astros. Michael Kopech has a 3.18 ERA and 22.4% strikeout rate. Kopech has been averaging 0.9 strikeouts per inning, although his efficiency has been low, this matchup could allow him to shine. The Astros have a 19.5% strikeout rate and 10.3% swinging strike rate as well as a 18.0 ISO. Available at FanDuel for -110 and DraftKings for -125.
Eric Lauer (MIL) Under 5.5 Total Strikeouts
Eric Lauer and the Milwaukee Brewers will be facing the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lauer has a 3.64 ERA and 23.5% strikeout rate. Lauer has been averaging 1.0 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 6.0 innings which seems unlikely in this matchup. The Dodgers have a 21.5% strikeout rate and 10.4% swinging strike rate as well as a 19.1 ISO. Available at FanDuel for -165 and DraftKings for -165.
Dylan Carlson (STL) Over 0.5 Total Hits
Dylan Carlson and the St. Louis Cardinals will be facing the Colorado Rockies. Carlson has a 31.0% on base percentage, 0.398 SLG, and 0.241 batting average. Carlson also has a 102 wRC+. German Marquez will be pitching for The Rockies and has a 5.08 ERA, 18.8% strikeout rate, 3.93 xFIP and 1.48 HR/9. Available at DraftKings for -175.